Turn back time and its effect on your skin with the Taoist practices of Yin Yoga
“If you’ve never come across Yin yoga, don’t worry. Perhaps all you’ve come across is hatha yoga or Ashtanga yoga etc. Yin yoga, however, is fast becoming popular. The Queen of daytime tv, Oprah Winfrey highly recommends it. Once you try it, it will become a part if your life, of your exercise routine. Yin has many other benefits as Whether you want to look young or nurse an injury, or maybe you just want to destress and relax… Drop in for Yin with Anubha George on the 19th, 6:30pm (FEES 350), Bring along large pillows and towels for the session”, says Nuthan Manohar of Me Met Me at Panampilly Nagar, Kochi.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a challenging yet quiet form of yoga, it is based on Taoist practices and the concept of meridians or energy lines. It is accessible to all- whether you’re an experienced yogi or just starting out. Or even if you do other exercise like running, walking or go to the gym, Yin yoga is a perfect compliment.
Nuthan Manohar Explains about Yin Yoga:
How does it work?
It focuses on the postures which stretch the deeper connective tissue between joints. This improves muscle strength & helps prevent injury. If you already practise yoga or are looking to fly in other advanced postures, yin yoga increases flexibility.
I’ve never done yoga before. Can I still do it?
Oh, absolutely! This is not an advanced yoga class. The postures are simple yet challenging. We hold them for a while. So it deeply stretches the tissues & energises the joints.
I’m a senior citizen. Can I come along too?
We’d love to have you! As we said, Yin yoga postures are great to keep yourself flexible & supple. As we age, so do our joints. Yin yoga rejuvenates our joints & ensures long term health.
I’m injured. Is this for me?
Oh yes! Yin yoga postures help you recover from injury & increase the range of motion. These asanas always have variations to suit everyone’s needs.
Self care & compassion:
Yin yoga is a chance for you to relax & refresh & be gentle to yourself. We lead very active lifestyles & forget to be nice to ourselves. This class helps us reconnect with our body, heart & mind.
You’ll also have a chance to be part of a community. If you’re new to the city, or a stay at home mum, or an elderly person, or just looking to make new friends, come & join us.
I want to look younger than I am. Will this help?
For sure! Flexibility & suppleness plus stillness of mind equal young body & mind. When you are good to yourself, when you look after yourself, you look & feel younger than you are.
The best gift you can give yourself in the new year……is a yin yoga class at Me Met Me on Thursday the 19th of January at 6.15pm. The class will be guided by Anubha George, who’s trained in yoga in India & England. A former BBC editor, she’s passionate about yoga. Her classes are fun, interesting & inspiring.
For more info, contact 9567366250