Yin and acupuncture are a match made in relaxation heaven! Explore how these two ancient eastern practices work together to move energy and life force through your body. This workshop is a great, affordable way to combine two restorative and healing modalities into one blissful session and learn how traditional Chinese medicine and yoga work together to release tension, create ease in the body, and promote overall well being.
Yin Yoga naturally draws the mind inward to a relaxed state where posture, breathing, and thought patterns are highlighted. Yin postures are held for 3-5 minutes to stimulate connective tissue and energetic meridians. Yin yoga increases the strength of meridians, which can help increase or better distribute the amount of chi in the body.
Acupuncture is a holistic practice of natural medicine originating in East Asia several thousands of years ago. Using tiny, hair-thin needles, specific points are stimulated, signaling the central nervous system to send attention to parts of the body which are out of balance and in a state of pain or disease. In addition to improvement in unique symptoms, immediate results from an acupuncture treatment often include reduction in inflammation causing both physical discomfort and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, as well as deep levels of relaxation due to a powerful increase in parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”) function leading to better sleep and improved immunity.
Dudley will lead you through an hour of slow and mindful movement focusing on breath work to begin the process of moving energy in your body. Once you arrive in your final resting pose in savasana, a licensed acupuncturist, Corrine Gutierrez, will perform a community auricular (ear) acupuncture experience. As you rest, the acupuncture will do its work. You'll leave class feeling grounded, connected and blissed out.