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by toaster
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Different types of Yin Yoga
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Different types of Yin Yoga

To the OP Claire, I feel the same way as you about becoming "pickier" about yin! My (online) yin teacher also studied directly under Paul Grilley, and the type of yin I prefer is more along with what you described. Sometimes I do yin with YouTube videos, and I have to hunt to find practices with lon...
by toaster
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Yin yoga and therapy balls
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: Yin yoga and therapy balls

I know that this post is old, but I thought I would reply anyway. :wink: Pre-pandemic I taught some classes where we did both ball rolling and yin - students loved it! I generally used the balls first too. Perhaps the balls help to start the process of targeting the connective tissues? You can defin...
by toaster
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

First, thanks for the tip about notifications; I do have that box checked, but they only email I ever get is the newsletter. Guess I just have to remember to come to the site more often! :D Second, thanks for the info on the leg length differences. I knew it was common (I think my difference is 3/8"...
by toaster
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

Thank you again! Part of the reason I asked is b/c for some of the postures targeting the outer hip/glute area, I tend to get a stronger sensation in my right hip (the osteopenia one) than my left. It's not uncomfortable and feels like an appropriate age, but I wonder if I should back off from stret...
by toaster
Mon May 17, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

Thanks Bernie! That's actually what I have been trying to do - i.e., I am drawn to more passive forms of yoga (yin and restorative), but I am trying to work more yang postures back in, especially standing postures/the poses recommended by Dr. Fishman. I've done regular weight training since my 20s b...
by toaster
Thu May 13, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

Bernie, thanks as always for the great info! I found this post when doing a search for osteopenia. I'm 53, a regular exerciser and a yoga teacher, and I was just had a first DEXA scan and was diagnosed as having mild osteopenia in my right hip (at least my spine looked good!). I am planning to be mo...
by toaster
Sun May 02, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

Sorry for the delayed response; thanks so much for these additional suggestions! I have been doing an occasional Friday night yin class at the studio where I teach, doing many of the poses at the wall; students seem to be enjoying it.
by toaster
Sun May 02, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Psoas issues causing chronic back pain
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: Psoas issues causing chronic back pain

Bernie, thanks so much for sharing this interesting discussion! I have been told in the past (by a massage therapist), that my psoas muscles are "tight," but I can do the supported bridge. In fact, I actually love that pose because it feels so good in the psoas area! I will say that when I went thro...
by toaster
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

Thanks Bernie! I took an online yin training over the summer that was excellent but was focused mainly on anatomy, not so much on sequencing. The standing to floor idea might not make sense; it was just an idea I had. I don't consider myself to be very naturally flexible, but personally I find Drago...
by toaster
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Start the class standing
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Start the class standing

Bernie, when you teach that kind of sequence, do you do any sort of opening meditation or go right into dangling?

I just posted a somewhat similar question in the Sequences thread, asking about creating a sequence that goes from up to down.
by toaster
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

I am thinking about planning an "up-to-down" sequence - e.g., starting with dragon on the knees, moving to seated poses, and ending with floor poses. Does this type of sequence make sense, and if so, has anyone done anything like this before and can offer suggestions? I don't want to completely rein...
by toaster
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Pandiculation versus Yin Yoga
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Thanks for sharing this, Bernie. I have heard the term pandiculation used mainly by James Knight in his Somatic Yoga routines (available on YouTube). He seems to describe certain movements as being pandiculation. The way James discusses it does seem to suggest fascia involvement--i.e., by moving/str...
by toaster
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Anti-fragility and the coronavirus crisis
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Bernie, I appreciate your reflections on this! That all makes sense.

As a clinical psychologist, I find myself thinking about it in terms of emotional or mental health. I think all the same things you suggested would still apply.[/b]
by toaster
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Anti-fragility and the coronavirus crisis
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Anti-fragility and the coronavirus crisis

Not sure if this is a "general yin yoga topic" but thought I would give it a shot. Bernie, I was just reading your article about anti-fragility and how humans (and other beings, like frogs) have the potential to improve from being stressed. Do you think that some version of this theory might apply t...
by toaster
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Thank you Bernie!
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Bernie, thank you for the laugh. :D I admit that I can be a little intimidated talking to other teachers. I am relatively new to teaching, having graduated from my 200-hour YTT 3 years ago. I do like to further educate myself and am frequently reading, doing online seminars, taking workshops, etc., ...