Why rebound is important

A rebound in Yin yoga refers to the time after a pose has been taken. Typically the student lies on their back or stomach and rests for a minute or two. It is also referred to resetting, rejuvenating, refreshing, recovery and returning to source amongst others. It is...

What creep means

The word ‘creep’ pops up in writings on Yin yoga from time to time, usually followed by a technical and physiological explanation that can make your head whirl. Creep has a range of meanings. Dependent on your business. Creep can be found in contexts such...

5 Reasons ‘life experienced’ Bodies like Yin Yoga

No one likes to be called mature – you’re not a cheese. But if you have a little more ‘life experience’, please read on, for the sake of the incredible body that’s got you this far. What happens to your body as it ages As you get older, the collagen fibres in your...

Got period pain? Try Yin Yoga

My yin yoga journey started during my period. The time each month, when I get teary, fearful, anxious, indecisive; all topped off with some physical pain. Needless to say I can get a little cranky with all this going on. About 6 years ago, I had a regular Mysore style...

Retreat Essentials

Do you forget to slow down, to treasure the little things, get stuck with decision making and find your mind running down a single track that you’re SURE is the RIGHT way? I do and if you do, you’ll know this generally doesn’t lead to life affirming decisions in...

Am I doing this right?

Across the five studios I work in, time and time again, I come across this question as a Yin yoga teacher. My answer is always the same ‘I don’t know, where do you feel it? ’ If they feel the pose in the area that I have highlighted as the target area, then yes, they...