Join us for an evening of Yin yoga to Restorative yoga, Yoga nidra and Live traditional Chinese music played on Guzheng
We warmly invite you to take time to let go stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Yin Yoga to Restorative Yoga evening with traditional Chinese Live Music.
As the Winter season transitions and we look forward to Spring, ready to shake off the old year and emerge from our feelings of hibernation and celebrate new life and new beginnings to come.
For 75 minutes Lily will take you slowly through a deep Yin Yoga practice to restore Qi (chi) energy flow throughout the body, then transitioning into a relaxing Restorative Yoga practice which unwinds deep tensions helping you slowly let go of stress. David will then guide you through a 30 minute Yoga Nidra practice—known as yogic sleep—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that induces total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
Who is it for?
Yin and Restorative yoga is suitable for ‘every body,’ whether you are new to yoga or a regular yoga practitioner. Just bring yourself, warm stretching clothes and socks, and if preferred your favourite warm blanket (we supply blankets but if it feels more cosy with your own, your welcome to bring one).
The postures practiced in these styles of yoga are passive and designed to stimulate the meridian energy pathways and parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of mind, body and spirit harmony and balance.
Complete beginners welcome.
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Places are limited so book your space today for this special event.
Date & Time:
Sunday 17 February at 6pm-8pm
Venue: St John Ambulance HQ. 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA
Yin yoga uses passively held poses, typically for 3 to 5 minutes, to stimulate, align and unblock the bodies myofascial meridian energy pathways restoring Qi energy (prana) and calming the nervous system; bringing the mind, body and spirit back in to balance.
Becoming still in a pose and staying for a while creates space, allowing sensations and often unconscious emotions to surface and release from your system. This way you clear the mind without getting caught up in the stories of those emotions.
Yin yoga is especially for you if your energy levels are feeling depleted or you if are over-stimulated with your mind overactive or your energy levels erratic.
Benefits of Yin Yoga
- Calms & balances the mind and body
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
- Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of Qi or prana
Sometimes you’ve just got to slow everything right down.
When your life is racing full-speed ahead, so is your mind. Restorative yoga helps provide that physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety, through the use of props that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefits of deep, passive stretching.
Poses like Child’s Pose, Legs-Up-the-Wall, and Savasana are held for up to 15 minutes using bolsters, blankets, pillows, straps, blocks, sandbags, walls, chairs and eye pillows, to support your body in a full, long, and comfortable, relaxing stretch so that tension can slowly be released. The more fully your body is supported, the deeper your sense of relaxation and surrender will be.
Because the body and mind relax, literally becoming softer, we also create space to get in touch again with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Here are the top reasons to spend a little extra time opening up and breathing in the benefits of this nourishing yoga practice.
- Benefit from full and deep stretches
- Enhances flexibility
- Deeply relaxes the body
- Quiets the mind
- Improves capacity for healing and balancing
- Balances your nervous system
- Boosts your immune system to help recover from illness
- Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self
- Enhances mood states
- Heal emotional pain
Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) brings an incredible calmness, quietness, clarity an deep relaxation. Creating a state called samadhi, it is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra
- Yoga nidra counteracts stress and is prescribed by GPs in many countries
- Provides effective relief for depression and long standing anxiety
- It is an efficient way to obtain sleep
- Clears the mind for learning and absorbing new material
- Releases tension for body and mind
- Relaxes the mind
- Helps with creativity
Lily will open and close the evening with traditional Chinese music played on the Guzheng, accompanying the Yoga Nidra relaxing guided meditation to finish the evening.
“When we take the time to create ease in our lives, we not only affect ourselves and our own bodies, we also affect the quality of our actions…and the choices we make…and then we begin to affect the world. When we act from deep ease, we will affect people we haven’t even met!”
St John Ambulance
21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes MK4 1DA