Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice from Internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and scholar Paul Grilley is the definitive presentation on this essential practice. This 2-DVD set contains over 5 1/2 hours of material, including lectures on the theory of Yin Yoga, three complete Yin Yoga practices, and unique Yang yoga sequences created by Paul and Suzee Grilley.
The materials on these DVDs will provide you with everything you need add Yin Yoga to your life. In addition to carefully planned classes that lead you through the practice, Paul Grilley presents an in-depth lecture on the theory and purpose of Yin Yoga that brilliantly establishes the benefits of this practice for a healthy and balanced life. It is our wish that you find this balance in your own life through these wonderful practices.
This 2-disc set contains over 5 1/2 hours of material, including:
• 108 minutes of theory lecture
• 2 fully guided Yin practice sequences of over 60 minutes each
• 1 fully guided Yin & Yang practice sequence of 60 minutes
• 3 specially choreographed Yang sequences
• 8 voice-only guided Yin sequences of adjustable length
• Customizable playback of the Yin and Yang practices to create new sequences
Balancing Yin and Yang
Most forms of Yoga practiced today are Yang—they emphasize muscular movement and contraction. By contrast Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Connective tissue responds best to gentle stress over a long period of time, so Yin postures are held for longer periods. This type of practice complements the more muscular styles of Yoga and is a great aid for learning to sit in meditation.
Many people find that a Yin Yoga practice has transformative effects on body and mind. The gentle but consistent stimulation to the connective tissues encourages long-term health and flexibility of the joints, recharges the energetic system of the body and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state.