It is a quiet and meditative form of yoga where great emphasis is placed on breathing and mindfulness of the body. The muscles are relaxed and yoga positions are held for a longer time to access the body's deep-lying structures that connective tissue, Fascia, joints and ligaments. This increases flexibility and agility but also contributes to a freer flow of energy in the body.
Yin yoga is a beneficial form of yoga that has a rejuvenating effect. Also combining Yin Yoga with integrative Daoist Yoga in a form long held postures healing the organs as it works in open up the body meridians. Blend with Myofascial Release targeting connective tissues, supportive structures, called fascia and Mindfulness giving a ground base for the practice. It serves as an excellent tool in today's hectic society as it helps us to provide our ideas about how we should be behind us and return to our true selves. That's where the persistent healing occurs.
Yin yoga fits both sedentary work and those who practice more physical yoga or other exercise, any age and person.
WHAT IS MYOFACIAL?
promotes the philosophy that the mind and body work together to maintain health.
Myofascial release is a treatment specifically focused on muscle and connective tissue that surrounds and muscles. Myo stands for muscle and fascia of the fascia. The connective tissue is the supporting tissue that are around and in the muscles, but also between different agencies. The connective tissue, unlike muscle tissue no contractility. The connective tissue can be divided into three general layers. At myofascial release, the purpose is to influence the deep connective tissue that is tight and compact, which is around the muscles and separates the internal organs. There is also a superficial connective tissue that is loose and attached under the skin,where the fat tissue and vessel there. Then there membrana serosa which surrounds the internal organs and the connective tissue is simplified, so that liquid can lubricate the surface of the body. Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. In healthy conditions the fascial system is relaxed and wavy in configuration. This provides a cushioning and supportive mechanism allowing us to move safely without restriction or pain. Fascia is also dynamic in nature, it responds to internal and external forces applied on it meeting the resistance in order to protect. Following all physical and emotional trauma and through poor posture, fascia scars and hardens in the affected site and along the tension lines imposed on it.
This causes the fascial network to lose its cushioning mechanism and internal structures become pulled out of alignment. This in turn creates an abnormal pressure, up to 2,000 pounds (Katake 1961) per square inch, crushing nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels and further creating tension on adjacent pain-sensitive structures and those along the fascial pull.
Fascial restrictions do not show up on CAT scans, MRI’s or X Rays therefore many patients are suffering unresolved physical and emotional pain due to undiagnosed fascial trauma. Conditions are a label for a symptom. Traditional healthcare treats the symptom, MFR with it’s whole body approach treats the cause at the deepest level. Myofascial Release Therapy, like many alternative therapies, promotes the philosophy that the mind and body work together to maintain health. Effectively this supports the understanding that the mind and body are one and the same. The body has the ability to remember postural positions, actions and emotions without the brain reminding it to do so. Throughout the body’s fascial system flow microscopic cells containing energy which have the ability to retain memory.
What Is Mindfulness?
MINDFULNESS IS A VERY SIMPLE FORM OF MEDITATION
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them - without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation that was little known in the West until recently. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on each breath in this way allows you to observe your thoughts as they arise in your mind and, little by little, to let go of struggling with them. Over time, mindfulness brings about long-term changes in mood and levels of happiness and wellbeing.
Scientific studies have shown that mindfulness not only prevents depression, but that it also positively affects the brain patterns underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability so that when they arise, they dissolve away again more easily.
YIN / YANG
WHAT IS YIN YANG?
Yin and Yang are the complete balance of life
In Dao, Yin and Yang are the complete balance of life. Restoring equilibrium between Yin and Yang is the very basis for all healing and relieving within Daoism. Yin and Yang are metaphors and mean nothing in themselves, but are only one way of describing the nature of the phenomenon or object for the moment. Yin and Yang enrich each other, can not live without each other and because they must exist, their opposite pairs must be. Earth energy is Yin and energy from heaven is Yang. Yin exists in Yang and Yang within Yin. Yang is described as active, warm, light and bright while Yin is described as passive, cold, heavy and dark. The dynamic balance between the two poles is constantly changing. And that is all life.