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Yin Yoga Autumn Glow Workshop

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Chakra Wellbeing Studio Penwortham

Liverpool Road

Penwortham

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A ladies only event

2 hours of blissful Yin yoga At the beautiful Chakra studio...Wooden floors, beams and a winter log burning stove to create the perfect atmosphere.

Welcoming all ages and abilities to come and immerse yourself in

During this workshop you will have the time and space to deepen your connection to your body and breath, learning about physical and emotional patterns of behaviour and how to consciously relax and let go of stress. You will learn how to apply the principals of Yin Yoga to your regular your life ‘off the mat’.


"The quieter you become the more you can hear." -Ram Dass


About Yin yoga

Yin yoga is a deliciously deep, meditative and reflective practice in which floor-based postures are held for an extended period of time.

Unlike a dynamic yang practice that works the muscles through repetition, Yin works the deeper layers of the body such as the fascia, connective tissues, joints and bones. Yin is a deeply healing and nourishing practice with profound physical, emotional and energetic effects. During challenging times in our lives, our emotions can deplete our bodies of energy. The nourishing practice of Yin yoga helps to restore that energy for overall wellbeing.


Some reasons why a Yin yoga practice will transform your life:

1. Flexibility is increased.

Practicing Yin yoga will give you a greater range of motion and increased flexibility. Your body will feel longer, lighter and more loose from the long-held stretches. Fascia is a continuous web of tissue that weaves in and around our organs, muscles, nerves and lymph nodes. In order to gain true flexibility over time, it is imperative we keep the fascia stretched out.

2. Self-regulated healing is promoted.

A Yin practice helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing our body to rest and digest so that it may begin to heal itself. Blood, nutrients and energy can flow more freely to our digestive, endocrine and lymphatic system, and to our reproductive organs. This can help bring our bodies back to a state of harmony by replenishing that lost energy.

3. Tension and stress are alleviated.

Rather than constricting our breath and tightening our muscles like in other practices, we deepen our breath and lengthen our connective tissues in a Yin yoga practice. This in turn, can help to lower stress cortisol levels and calm the mind. By incorporating mindfulness and observing the emotions for what they are as a witness, we can release them and become more present.

4. Heart is opened and Chi is unblocked.

Traditional Chinese Medicine describes emotions (energy in motion) as neither good nor bad, but simply an expression of energy. Our physical body remembers the places we've held trauma and loss, even if we think we've let it go and moved on. The stimulation and relaxation of these deeper layers through a Yin practice will encourage the Chi/Qi (aka life force energy or prana) to flow more freely. By allowing our physical body to open, our mind and heart can open as well.

5. Energetic toxins are released.

Intangible toxins come in the form of emotions — anger, stress, worry, grief, sadness and even extreme excitement. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of these emotions are processed by a specific organ. For example, grief is associated with the lungs, fear is found in the kidneys, and stress in the liver. These emotions are equally toxic to the overall healthy functioning of our system. When energy can easily flow through the meridians (the different channels the body), improved organ health, immunity and emotional balance can be achieved.


About the teacher

Jill Khan enjoyed a long career as a professional dancer, which took her around the world. She discovered yoga 17 years ago and now practices daily. She completed her teacher training in Yin yoga in 2017 and currently holds group classes, 1 to 1 classes and workshops around Lancashire specifically for ladies. She is passionate about giving ladies the opportunity to slow down, reconnect, explore their body and mind and bring a wonderful sense of well being back in to their lives. She welcomes any age and abilty to her classes and teaches with love, warmth and compassion to each individual.

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