Sun, 27 Oct|
Myofascial Release & Yin Yoga Workshop
Discover techniques to clear up tension in your bodily tissues to prepare yourself to get deeper into your yoga practice and feel less constricted in your life.
Time & Location
27 Oct 2019, 10:00 – 12:30
Chute Pavillion, Chute Recreation Ground, Vyne Rd, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HX, UK
About The Event
Myofascial release works on your Myofascia (muscles+fascia tissues) and meridian channels, the long fibrous pathways of connective tissue that contract and adhere from poor postural habits, sudden or repetitive strain, muscle injury, structural imbalances, habitual movement (or lack thereof.) This type of self care aims to relax muscles, improve blood flow and lymphatic circulation, reduce stiffness, increase hydration in the body tissues and help release adhesions.
This therapeutic workshop begins with a brief introduction on Myofascial Release, followed by a guided MFR session using balls. This is a self practice designed to release the stuck or restricted spots in common “tight” areas in the body so that you can be equipped with simple and effective tools to try on your own to support your overall health. This will be followed by a Yin yoga practice to support the myofascial release sequence.
What is Myofascial Release:
MFR is a technique/manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension and restrictions and adhesions in the connective tissues that wrap, connect and support the muscles in order to restore balance and function. In MFR, a gentle, pressure is applied to points of restriction (those bunched up spots), allowing the connective tissue to release.
What is Yin Yoga:
Yin is a functional slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time. We normally hold postures from 3 to 5 minutes. In a functional approach to yoga, there is no “right” or “wrong” alignment as we focus on target areas to be felt/stressed/stretched but not on how they “should” look like.
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body such as the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and harmonise the flow of energy (chi/prana) in the fascia channels. A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence. The meridian lines and myofascial lines essentially are the same pathways and these help restore mobility, flexibility and vitality. From beginner level to experienced, all levels are welcome.
NOTE: Please bring 4 tennis balls, a blanket, a hard pillow or bolster (if you have one) and a mat with you
MFR & Yin
2.5 hours workshop + £1 Paypal transaction fee