Yin for spring
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Class starts with a brief description of yin (and yang) yoga, setting the stage for this soft, steady, still practice. We had limited props to work with--just blocks, blankets, and rolled mats--but you may find bolsters, sandbags and other items provide wonderful support for you. The postures toward the end of class are done on a wall, but you can choose to take them away from the wall, supported by props. This practice addresses liver and gall bladder meridians, energy pathways that move throughout the body, to prepare for spring by helping detoxify the system. It also invites the parasympathetic nervous system to kick in, the parts of the body that help us rest and digest. If you'd like to join us aromatically as well, you might choose to use one or more of the following essential oils (or a blend of oils)--diluted in a carrier oil base--wherever it feels good on your body's joints: turmeric, ginger, lemon, marjoram, black pepper and/or thyme.