Please join yoga instructor, Cassie DeFrees and myofacial release practitioner, Charlie Kim, on Friday, August 23rd, from 6-8pm for a YIN YOGA FOR CHAKRA BALANCING Workshop. When we practice Yin Yoga we’re not only opening up the physical body – we’re also tapping into the energetic body.
Our prana, or life force energy, flows through our body along energy channels – also known as nadis or meridians. These meridians travel through energy centres known as chakras. There are 7 chakras:Root Chakra – Muladhara; Sacral Chakra – Svadhistana; Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura; Heart Chakra – Anahata; Throat Chakra – Vishudda; Third Eye Chakra – Ajna; Crown Chakra – Sahasrara.
Our Yin Yoga for Chakra Balancing workshop will work through a sequence of long, deep holds in poses focusing on each energy centre starting from the base of the spine, up to the crown of the head. Each pose will be held for 3–5 minutes and you’ll enjoy a mini meditation in each posture. This will give the physical body time to let go of any built up tension and allow a shift in the energetic body.
We will start to release energetic blockages so that you feel more open, grounded and balanced. The workshop will be held by candlelight, to calm the senses and allow you to focus internally. The room will be cool and inviting, including props consisting of bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps with gentle hands on assists and sprinkled touches of Reiki and Myofacial release to help make your experience comfortable and long lasting. Reiki is a method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Plan ahead, clear your calendars and meet Cassie and Charlie on your mat. Friday night Yin at Shine Yoga Studios in Lincoln Center.
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