Welcome to the Yin Yoga Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Poses beyond Yin Asanas

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    YinYoga.com Forum Index -> General Yin Yoga Topics
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
AhimsaNirata



Joined: 04 Jan 2019
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Poses beyond Yin Asanas Reply with quote

Bowing to all of you, I wonder if you can satisfy a burning question that I currently have. I happen to use the "Threading the Needle" pose to relieve shoulder tension from sitting at the desk all day. It works very well and I've integrated into my daily Yin and meditation practice. (this pose is not to be confused with another pose named Eye of the Needle, where one is lying on your back, cradling your shin pose).

Can anyone share their insight on why this is not considered a YIN pose? Or it is and isn't listed...or something else?

Thanks so much! I'm delighted to break my long-time lurker status!

Danielle Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bernie



Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Posts: 1008
Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Danielle -- can you describe the version of Threading the Needle you mean? I am not familiar with it. In any case, there are certain many poses that can be done in a yin-way: long-held, static stress with muscles relaxed. There is a sequence of yin postures for the upper body described in this Newsletter from 2011. Normally, yin yoga poses target the area from the navel to the knees, but this doesn't mean other areas can benefit from yin stresses. However, the less stable an area is, the shorter the holds, in general.

Cheers
Bernie
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
AhimsaNirata



Joined: 04 Jan 2019
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bernie!

Wow, thanks so much for your reply! I feel like a gushing fangirl, so I have to share with you that I honor and treasure your teachings via your books and online classes (Gaia.com) - you have changed my practice into something I lovingly call home. Thank you so much for all of your compassionate effort and guidance you impart to the world. You have certainly enlightened my world for the better.

The pose in particular that I do is this one:

https://www.gaia.com/article/thread-needle-pose-parsva-balasana

Thanks so much again!

Bowing to you,

Danielle Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bernie



Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Posts: 1008
Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind feedback, Danielle.

Yes, that pose looks like a great candidate for a yin practice. Not everyone can rotate their chest as far as the yogi in the picture, which means some twisting will have to happen in the neck, and for many people that may be too much. For those students, I would suggest shorter holds: maybe 2 minutes to start.

Cheers
Bernie
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
AhimsaNirata



Joined: 04 Jan 2019
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see!

Thank you so much for your insight into this pose and the yin practice. I appreciate your time!

Namaste!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    YinYoga.com Forum Index -> General Yin Yoga Topics All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group



© 2006-2017 yinyoga.com Please view our Terms of Use page for copyright and copyleft information.