“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.”
Yoga means . . .
to unite, to join, to make one. It is a means for waking up from our spiritual amnesia so that we can remember who we are. Yoga is the process of fully inhabiting ourselves and our lives in radically engaging ways. Yoga is the joining of our being – mind, body, and spirit. The path of Yoga is a set of practices that open us to the possibility for deepening and broadening our connection within and beyond.
Restorative yoga is a gentle practice that will lead you deep into relaxation; cultivating a space within that allows stress & tension to melt away; allowing yourself to be rather than do. Inviting your body to release tension, tightness, & stress will encourage healing to happen. This practice helps to activate & balance the parasympathetic nervous system which helps reduce fatigue, anxiety & stress, lowers blood pressure & heart rate, loosens up joints, & promotes overall well-being. All restorative poses are done seated or lying down, with the support of props. Restorative yoga is great for all people, especially those looking for rest, relaxation, nourishment, and self-care.
Dawn is offering Restorative Yoga Mini-Retreats
at Your Yoga every month. These 2-hour sessions that offer the opportunity to retreat in a timeframe that is manageable, possible, and promising.
Yin is an introspective practice that offers a chance to turn inward and nurture the calm, quiet center that is innate in all of us. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity that has three guiding principles. Find an appropriate edge: look for an appropriate amount of intensity, a balance between sensation and space, facilitates relaxing into the body, discover and explore each subtle layer within on the way to a place of rest. Be still: consciously try to release and relax without fidgeting, rest in being. Hold for time: poses are held between one and five minutes so as to create space, steady breath, and facilitate release.
on Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at Your Yoga in Louisville. Click below to learn more and to register for Yin Yoga.
Dawn is teaching Yin Yoga