Let’s repair your fascia
As we go through life, our fascia can become dense, scarred, and thickened as a result of physical, emotional, or mental stress- all of which you have endured during your negative relationships with family or work situations/ social groups, and chronic stress.
This stress leads to inflammation, then thickening as the tissue fibres stick together.
Over time, this begins to restrict the free flow of movement and energy in the body.
This is that “old and aching feeling”
The reason for restricted movement is clear- since fascia is connected throughout the body, the thickening of tissue in one place affect the fascia in every part of the body. The reason for restricted energy is a bit more complicated.
Our fascia is crystalline in nature, and like any Crystal, it transmits energy.
This means that it can send information throughout the body very rapidly.
However, when your fascia becomes dense and thickened, it’s ability to transmit energy increases.
Lower transmission of energy means that your “issues” get stuck in your “tissues”.
And your body quite literally begins to look and act old.
Expert Hope Matthews “ it’s not your age; it’s your fascia”
Happily, it’s never too late to restore your fascia to a more youthful, fluid, and hydrated state.
Yin Yoga is specifically designed to exercise the ligaments and to regain space and strength in the joints.
Stretching and working this fascial tissue helps keep your body in tip-toe shape.
Not only are you keeping it flexible, but you are also activating acupuncture meridians that run throughout your system.
These meridians are the highways along which energy flows and they are connected to every organ in your body.
When you activate those meridians, you send energy to the organs associated with them, which is a great help as you’re working to restore health after your negative relationships or situations.
Working your fascial meridians through specific stretching does more than help your posture and muscle tone.
It also helps shore up your energetic boundaries so that you are far less susceptible to picking up other people’s stuff – like their negative energy!
Playing Our Edges – Principle of Yin Yoga
– Every time you come into a pose, go only to the point where you feel a significant resistance in the body.
– Don’t try to go as deeply as possible right away.
– Give your body a chance to open up and invite you to go deeper.
– After thirty seconds or a minute, usually the body releases and greater depth is possible: but not always!
– Think light pressure for a long period of time (5 minute poses)
– Listen to the body and respect its requests.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Grant me the courage to change the things I can change
And grant me the wisdom to know the difference.
We don’t use our body to get into a pose,
We use the pose to get into our body.
If you are feeling it, you are doing it.
You don’t need to go any further if you are already feeling a significant stretch, compression, or twist.
Going further is a sign of ego; staying where you are is embracing yin.
How to incorporate:
To find some poses for Yin here’s a link to YouTube for you to try at home. Please incorporate this each week.
After each training session I conduct I have all the participants complete a couple of Yin poses to help their fascia stay hydrated and to prevent injuries and tightness.
I think this is their favorite part of the workout..
Here’s to a healthier and happier you….
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