Monday, June 28, 2010
Yin Yoga Posting from Do Restorative Yoga
A series of conversations with a couple of fellows I bike with and a recent post by Do Restorative Yoga made me decide to link to Sara's blog rather than what I had originally planned.
Yo! Ashtangi's! Vinyasa nuts! Bikram followers! ((me jumping up and down waving my arms))
Yin Yoga from Yoga Journal
Do yourself a HUGE favor. Periodically slooww your practice down. Take a Yin class if you can. You will still find it challenging, just in a different way than you are accustomed to.
We all need to periodically rest - a full complete day of downtime physically. The muscles need to rebuild and the joints heal. This is part of what makes us stronger in the long run.
So please, my fellow athletes and practitioners. Practice ahimsa (non-harming) on yourself and bring in a slower practice.