In this video, Joe Barnett talks about what “yinning” is all about – and why “the rebound” is the cherry on top that teaches about the wondrous, mystical workings of Chi!
KNOW YOUR TARGET AREA AND WHAT YOU WANT TO WORK ON IN THIS POSE!
The more we know about our own skeletal variations – and that no human being is the same as anybody else on this planet (especially if we are dealing with something so fundamental as our bones!) – the better we can surrender to certain poses and the more effective we can be in our pursuit of exploring them creatively.
ALLOW FOR SOME TIME TO ARRIVE IN THE ASANA AND BECOME STILL.
Dive deeper by relaxing more. Sounds paradoxical – but the actual “task” in Yin is to “do” less! For many of us the actual challenge!
WHEN GETTING OUT OF THE POSE, TRY TO STAY RELAXED.
REBOUND TIME! Allow for some sensing – time! Become “sensitive”!
Invite NEW ENERGY and MOVEMENT into the spaces you just created!
The first step explains effectively why Yin Yoga, which often has been depreciatorily being called “lazy yoga” – is not performed in a way where we just do asanas “the way we want or the way they feel good”, avoiding openings. When doing Yin (if we practice it authentically and in sincere dedication to our evolution) we previously got to know our own foundational anatomical structures of our body and are aware of the creative variables it manifested and how we have to deal with them. This knowledge ensures that our own practice of Yoga will change forever!