DAOIST ELEMENTS & MERIDIANS
Dive deep into all essential aspects of practicing and teaching Yin Yoga and learn about the Daoist Elements and Meridians this contemplative method integrates. The philosophical and energetic aspects of Yin Yoga can be a gateway to deep healing and offer resources of inspiration for your practice and your teaching.
Yin Yoga is simple, but not easy. Sometimes being still is the hardest of all asana. The stillness of the floor-based, long held static stretches (with relaxed muscles) create the space to practice mindfulness and cultivate awareness. We embrace our own physical limitations rather than trying to fight against them and work with the body just as it is, and that in and of itself is an amazing thing. We are practicing acceptance, surrendering to gravity, connecting our body to a Zen state of mind.
While we are expanding our flexibility and rejuvenate our joints, we reveal and release deep layers of tension held within your fascia. The therapeutic healing wisdom of the Daoist philosophy provides insight and guidance to get in touch with our body, mind, and soul. We get the unique opportunity to release emotional tension, free stagnant or blocked energy, and to cultivate a peaceful quality of mind.
The teachings include the foundations and principles of Yin, the physical benefits of the practice, the meditative and therapeutic energetic effects from a Daoist / Oriental Medicine perspective.
Content YIN YOGA THERAPY TTC 50 HOURS
Yin Yoga, Daoist Elements & Meridians
Yin Yoga Foundations:
History and People
The Basic Components
The Practice Principles
Yin Yoga Practice & Teaching:
25 Classic Yin Poses + Variations + Additional Poses for the Upper Body
Sequences for Each Daoist Element
Therapeutic Aspects of Yin Yoga:
The Concept of Balance, Yin & Yang and Chi
The Theory of the Daoist Elements
Oriental Medicine Meridians & their Healing Wisdom
Dan Tien Breath
Yin Yoga and the Movement-Mechanics of the Body:
The Theory of Exercise – Maintaining and Improving Mobility
Everyone’s Unique Variation of the Structure of our Skeleton
Fascia and Tensegrity
The Piezoelectric Principle in the Poses
Lead Yang-Yin classes and Interactive Yin Workshops
With successful completion of the training you will receive a Yin Yoga Therapy Training Certificate as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(Acu) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D.(ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500).