I wake up early everyday, it is something I have always done. I just love the morning, the peace and quiet and the feeling I am the only one in the world awake, it is so magical. However I decided that I would awaken even earlier for the next few weeks and see what I can accomplish.
So today 430 I quietly rolled out of bed and headed to the living room encased in a large cosy blanket (heating is set for 6am – bloody freezing so will change timer 2moro). I got my yoga blocks ready and did an hour and half of yin yoga, then preceded to do half hour of reiki self healing.
I am sipping on lemon water whilst listening to my guinea pigs snore, my dog looking so comfortable on my new couch..sneaky girl…and the sky changing many times throughout this peaceful morning.
I am wondering already if I will need a nap this afternoon, as I didn’t quite make it to sleep till about 11.
I have enjoyed this time so far as it’s hard to get so much peace in a house full of children.
Now I shall get my chilled out ass up and rally the troops for breakfast. Goodbye peaceful world and we shall meet again same time 2moro. Yawn xx
So last year I discovered Yin Yoga and I haven’t been to the chiropractor since I started Yin Yoga. I’ve been doing this Yoga now for about a year, I am not sure I am any more flexible but the benefits to my joints and more importantly for me, my mind is vast.
So what exactly is Yin? Well you basically hold a pose for a long period of time. You are not using muscles like in Yang Yoga (Hatha, Kundalini etc) instead you are either seated or lying down with or without blocks, pillows, cushions and holding a slight stretch.
I discovered Bernie Clarke and if I had to recommend anyone its def him, for his knowledge is beyond belief and he takes you through each pose whilst sometimes telling great stories and information about what you are doing.
I subscribe to gaia.com and its a great channel for all yoga practices so I have experienced many different yoga teachers and all are amazing but at the moment Bernie is my fave.
Benefits of a regular Yin Yoga practice
- Calms and balances the mind and body
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Releases fascia
- Improves joint mobility
- Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana through meridian stimulation