Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Revisiting Yin

I strayed from my yin practice for several months, quickly forgetting the supreme personal benefits of the practice.

This morning I flowed through a yin/yang practice--the first 45 minutes devoted to yin poses and the last 30 minutes was yang.

For yin, I held butterfly, 1/2 butterfly, shoelace, sphinx, seal, forward fold, saddle and snail (plow). For yang, I practiced sun salutations and flowed through Warrior I, Humble Warrior, Triangle and Reverse Triangle before coming to the mat for inversion.

During the yang practice, I was much more open in the poses and later, when I went for my morning walk, I was lighter and in those moments of realization, I was grateful for what this practice reveals to me.

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