Treat Your Mind And Body Through The Practice Of Yin Yoga

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Yin Yoga For Mind And Body 

At UCCS University, having a healthy mind and body is as important as keeping a good study routine. That is why on Tuesdays and Thursdays the student can partake in Yin Yoga classes. But what is Yin Yoga and why is it important in achieving a healthy mind and body?

Exploring this age old style of yoga will not just help you to de-stress. It also centres you and helps to bring about focus while exercising the body in a gentle way that will not leave you feeling like you’ve run a marathon.  

The Wisdom of China

Yin Yoga is a Chinese practise that is a slow exercise with postures that are held for long periods at a time, incorporating old Chinese traditional medicine. If you are a beginner these postures can be held for anything from 45 seconds to 2 minutes. The advanced student of Yoga will be able to hold any given position for 5 minutes and up. The postures are strung together in a sequence that helps to stimulate the body meridians.

This form of Yoga was designed to put a certain level of stress in the tendons, fasciae and ligaments. The purpose of this is to stimulate circulation to all of your joints and improve your flexibility. It is, in truth, a form of concentrated meditation that helps you to find awareness of inner silence, and make you aware of an inner connectedness. We are all connected to everyone and to everything.

Pauliei Zink, The Creator

Yin Yoga is relatively new in the world of yoga. It was created in the 1970’s by Paulie Zink, a martial arts champion who also taught Hatha and Taoist Yoga. When Zink started to teach Yoga, most of his students that attended classes were also of martial artists. This is only natural since he himself was one. The problem that most of them was suffering from was of course the stiffening of joint. This happened due to the strenuous martial arts workouts.

At first he only focused on the two forms of Yoga that he himself knew very well, focussing on mainly postures where the practitioner had to either sit or lie down. It soon became clear that he would have to start incorporating other practices as well in order to help his students. It is at this time that he incorporated Taoist Alchemy – which is a sort of traditional Chinese medicine using the 5 elements – and Chi Kung – a series of breathing techniques that are also useful for keeping calm when trying for a jackpot in the tragamonedas en linea Chile offers.

Evolving The Yoga

It is in the1980s that a man named Paul Grilley, an anatomy student from the University of California, sought out Zink in an effort for Yoga to help him with his own journey. He then went on to teach Yoga at the University of California and through his connections there, in 1989 he met with Japanese scholar Hiroshi Motoyama – who was also a Yoga practitioner.

Through Motoyama, Grilley got taught further in traditional medicine techniques, including acupuncture and the physiology of the meridians. All of these works were combined to form one yoga practice that could benefit anyone that would seek it out.

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