Winter represents the most yin aspect in Chinese medicine. Yin is the dark, cold, slow, inward energy. The transitions between the seasons are when we are at the most risk of imbalances in our energy. Which is why I invite you in the build up to the new season of winter, to join me in this winter yin yoga practice in order to move with ease and comfort into this new phase of the year. Winter is a time to slow down and nourish ourselves both physically and spiritually.
Winter, in TCM, is associated with the kidneys which hold our body’s most basic and fundamental energy. It is believed that by harmonising oneself with the seasons you can stay healthier and prevent disease, so winter is a good time to strengthen the kidneys. Our practice will focus on the kidney meridian lines, and its partner organ the bladder.
Our practice will include a beautiful slow period of arriving into the present moment, accompanied by pranayama. We will set an intention and then move into the most serene and grounding yin yoga practice. We will close the practice with a nourishing yoga nidra.