Length: 90 minutes
Focus: Yin and yang
Props: Blocks, belt, bolster/pile of cushions
Date Recorded: 03/04/2021
As with everything, we are always seeking balance. In yoga, we are looking for a balance between strength and flexibility; between effort and ease; and between yin and yang. Ashtanga is a dynamic yang style of yoga and too much yang in your practise can leave you feeling fatigued whereas too much yin style can cause energy to stagnate. So this Ashtanga practise includes the sun salutations, standing postures, headstand and backbends before moving onto yin-style longer holds, which are very therapeutic and beneficial for the connective tissue (fascia) as well as balancing energy of the nervous system. Have some props handy for the yin: a bolster/pile of pillows/cushions/blankets so you can ease in and hold the stillness; leaving you feeling balanced and refreshed.
Ashtanga 03/04/2021: Yang and Yin