Do you feel frustrated or angry and lack patience? Do you have a lot of stress in your life? Do you feel stiffness in the sides of your body? If so, this intense Yin session, which detoxes and relaxes your mind and body, is for you!
In this session we’ll stimulate the side body, buttocks, hips, SI-joint and spine with Yin poses and balls to release the deeper muscular and fascia knots. (This is also known as myofascial release or deep tissue release). The poses can release intense sensations or emotions so don’t be surprised if resistance and anger is triggered. If this happens, stay calm and observe; it's a good thing they're being released.
We start by using the balls to stimulate the middle part of the back (acupuncture points BL19&48, BL20&49, BL21&50, BL22&51) which will stimulate the organs, Gallbladder and/or Spleen. Adjust your body in order to find the juicy spot. If it’s too intense move away from the area a little, so you can relax more easily. Relaxation of the muscles we target is essential so that the pressure of the balls and gravity can work their magic.
We’ll continue with poses that target the bum and the side body – the areas of the Gallbladder and Liver meridians – to allow the blood and energy to flow freely again. This results in a more relaxed and compassionate state of being. We will finish with Shavasana and/or meditation.
Props: 2 socks with 2 tennis balls in each, 2 blocks, bolster, blanket, belt, cushion.
Part of the Yin Yoga and the 5 Elements program.