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Yin Yoga: A Rest and Digest Practice
|Runtime:1:18:45||Teacher:Bernie Clark||Style:Yin||Level:All Levels-1, 2|
In this Yin Yoga studio session with Bernie Clark, we will discuss the difference between the sympathetic nervous system, also known as the “fight or flight” system, and the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the “rest & digest” system. Bernie will discuss how to activate the parasympathetic and turn off the sympathetic systems; a critical component in our Western culture which is very yang-like: full of stress, burn-out and depletion. This practice will explore how to use yoga and breath to turn off the stress and start to rest and recharge the body. The entire practice is done close to the ground, so no yoga mat is required, you just need some space to spread out. The postures will be simple and accessible to everyone, but this does not mean that the practice will be easy; there will be some challenging moments.