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by Bernie
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: The Science behind Yin Yoga
Topic: What happens during Shavasana?
Replies: 0
Views: 594

What happens during Shavasana?

I was recently asked the following question, "What happens during Shavasana?" Wow! This is a big topic. There are so many ways to address the question. What follows are my first thoughts....enjoy! Bernie “Lying down on the ground, like a corpse, is called Shavasana. It removes fatigue and gives res...
by Bernie
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: clarity about muscles in yin
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: clarity about muscles in yin

Can I help you "fully" understand what is happening to our muscles during a yin yoga posture? Probably not :wink:. It depends on so many things. But if you want to dive deeper into the science of muscle stretching, I would suggest you read these two articles in the YinSights Newsletters: What are th...
by Bernie
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Student who has large bulks of muscles of the lower body
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Student who has large bulks of muscles of the lower body

Hi Kate…thanks for using the Forum to ask your question. I guess I would begin answering you by asking you a few more questions! Let’s start with — what is your husband’s intention in taking up Yin Yoga? (I can imagine many possible answers, ranging from a desire to get more flexible to a desire to ...
by Bernie
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

The screaming part is pulling the back foot to the buttocks. That is a lovely way to stress the quads. :D (See Swan for details.)
by Bernie
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

Hi Rita...thanks for the anecdote. I had a similar experience in my Ashtanga practice!
Bernie
by Bernie
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

Hi Rita! Nice to hear from you. For students who just can’t get comfortable in Saddle, I would suggest an alternative. Which alternative depends upon which areas you are targeting. If it is the quads, you could choose windshield wipers. Screaming Swan and Dragons can also get at the quads. If the ta...
by Bernie
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga and other body parts
Topic: Groin problems
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: Groin problems

Hello Tina I am not a doctor and I have not personally examined your student so I can only speculate as to what is happening with her, but like you I suspect some sort of nervous interaction. However, I don’t believe this is due to a particular nerve being damaged, but rather a sensitivity of her mu...
by Bernie
Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Yin yoga and backbend
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Yin yoga and backbend

There are several backbends in Yin Yoga that can take you progressively deeper. You can start with Saddle or Sphinx as low backbends, then use a higher Supported Bridge pose and finally, Proud Swan or Seal pose for the deepest spinal extension. For the thoracic spine, Heart melting Pose or Anahatasa...
by Bernie
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Certificate of Completion 50 hr training
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Certificate of Completion 50 hr training

We are happy you enjoyed the training and that you found where the certificate is. Cheers! Bernie
by Bernie
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 6322

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

It is not unusual to have one side of the pelvis different from the other. One acetabula may be higher, more anteverted or at a different abduction angle, etc. One ilium may be longer or broader. And, yes — 90% of people have one leg longer than the other. Curiously, up to 75% of the time, the right...
by Bernie
Wed May 26, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Upcoming Yin Yoga Events & Teacher Trainings
Topic: guidance, inspiration and/or ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: guidance, inspiration and/or ideas

If you happen to be a Facebook user, you may find you will get instant and numerous responses to this question via the Yin Yoga Network.

Good luck!
Bernie
by Bernie
Mon May 24, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Origins of Samkhya
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Re: Origins of Samkhya

Hi "Virtue" You said, "One area where I disagree is regarding the origin of Samkhya. It seems that there is an assumption that it evolved from ignorance." I am not sure why you made that "assumption". Nowhere do I say or imply that Samkhya arose out of ignorance. In one place I specially write "In t...
by Bernie
Thu May 20, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Energy
Topic: A student feeling heat during arm exercises
Replies: 0
Views: 1438

A student feeling heat during arm exercises

We recently received the following question: Hi all. I am currently completing my 300hr YTT and being drawn towards Yin Yoga more and more, both on a personal level and for the benefit of my students. I have a student who, every time we doing anything with our arms, be it extension, compression etc....
by Bernie
Tue May 18, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 6322

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

Toaster, you asked, "should I avoid any yin postures?" Never is never correct, but I cannot think of any yin yoga posture that would lower your bone density or make your bones weaker. Of course, you can do too much of anything, but as long as you pay attention, stay out of pain, and don't go overboa...
by Bernie
Thu May 13, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 6322

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

For your hips, I would not "prescribe" Yin Yoga but standing yang postures, walking and weight training (squats, deadlifts, etc.) Yin yoga maybe helpful for your spine — Sphinx, Cobra, Saddle. But, again, I think resistance training would be even more effective: the same weight training for the hips...