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Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective ...
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Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) is virtually unknown but vital for a balanced approach to physical and mental health. Paul Grilley outlines how to practice postures in a Yin way. Grilley includes an explanation of Modern Meridian Theory, which states that the meridians of acupuncture theory are currents flowing through the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is specifically designed to address these tissues. For yoga practitioners looking for something beyond physical postures, Yin Yoga addresses the deeper spiritual dimensions of yoga, with helpful sections on chakras, breathing exercises, and meditation.
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Yoga as practiced in North America is almost exclusively "yang" in nature, meaning that it relies upon postures that aggressively stretch the muscles. Paul Grilley offers his book Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice as a counterbalance to this trend. Yin yoga, he says, should only be done when muscles are already relaxed, and postures should be held for long periods at least several minutes. Yin yoga can be used to unwind, and is particularly appropriate for the end of the day. Anyone who thinks that yin yoga sounds wimpy should gaze hard at the 35 photographs in this book, which illustrate some pretty challenging poses. Grilley's technique offers a unique blend of yoga meditation and Taoist principles. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781883991432
  • Publisher: White Cloud Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Inspiring look into the world of Yin Yoga!

    I recently started practicing yin yoga, and after searching through the small selection of books on the subject, to enhance my practice and learn more about yin, I purchased this guide. The photographs of the poses are very clear and easy to understand. Though I think some beginners might have a hard time with some of the poses, the book guides you through each pose, suggests what poses to put together for maximum effect, AND gives you modifications using props, to allow the beginner or the less flexible a chance to appreciate and experience the power of yin. I highly recommend this small, easy to carry guide.

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