Join us for 75 minutes of Restorative yoga and yoga nidra designed to reset, re-balance and relax a great way to end the working week and leave you rested and ready for a good night’s sleep!
This is not a hot class but the room will be warm which will allow your body to go deeper into stretches and relieve tension.
During the class we will hold relaxing, revitalising postures, supported by lots of bolsters, pillows and blankets. The class sequence will be designed with our staple Hot 26 and Inferno Hot Pilates classes in mind, allowing you to address any tension, aches or pains.
We will close our practice with Yoga Nidra, this is the practice of deep, conscious rest and internal transformation through stillness. Your body remains in Savasana throughout the duration of the practice as you maintain focus on the path of your breath and engage your mind to remain fully aware of your inner world experiences. Mindfully observing thought, emotional and physical holding patterns reveals your internal programming and gives you the opportunity to release and reset at a vibrational level.
We have a range of props, bolsters and blankets but you may bring your own. Pillows can be substituted for bolsters.
We also have a range of these available to purchase at the studio.
Yin is a great compliment to our normal “yang” styles of yoga at Hot Lotus. This nourishing and releasing practice involves gentle postures and shapes where experimental exploration is encouraged to rejuvenate, relax, refresh and restore you.
Within a yin class asanas (postures) are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from two to five minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for eight minutes or more. Students are encourage to release all tension in muscles so that the asanas, held for longer periods of time, can access deeper tissues.
Yin Yoga poses apply moderate and healthy stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation and movement in the joints, bones, tendons and improving flexibility.
Yin yoga will give you that opportunity to commit to stillness, observing what arises, releasing and letting go, opening, creating space and allowing your self-time to discover who you are.
Instead of focusing on building strength, Yin focuses on flexibility and relaxation by targeting deep connective tissue. Yin Yoga is suitable for all levels and for beginners especially who may be particularly stiff – we invite you to bring your own bolsters ( or normal pillows) and blocks to assist you in getting the most out of the postures.
Yin Yoga practice restores and supports balanced Qi (vital life force) flow within the meridian pathways.