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by Bernie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

There is a section in YinSights on building flows, as well as in the Complete Guide to Yin Yoga. You can read the YinSights section here for free.
by Bernie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Suggestions for Up-to-Down Sequence

Start shallow and work to deeper. Starting with Dragon may be a bit too intense for many students. Take some time to work the targeted areas in simpler postures first, or be prepared with alternative postures to the Dragon for those students who cannot go so deep.

Cheers
Bernie
by Bernie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and other body parts
Topic: Why can't I straighten my arm?
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Re: Why can't I straighten my arm?

The last two paragraphs give the answer: what are you feeling? Those sensations will tell you what is stopping you.
by Bernie
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Start the class standing
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Start the class standing

Yes, I always start each class with an opening meditation and centering period. I also end each class with shavasana. But, what goes in between those two can and does vary.

Cheers
by Bernie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and other body parts
Topic: Cataract Surgery- Rest period
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Cataract Surgery- Rest period

Hi Jane I am going to start with my standard answer to such questions: “What did the doctor say?” Or in this case the ophthalmologist who did the cataract surgery. Only she knows what was done during the surgery and only she can wisely recommend a recovery period and what to avoid during that period...
by Bernie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Immune system
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Immune system

Hi K… I agree with you! Let me start with that first and foremost and then add a bit more to my mea culpa. :-) The statement you quote is from a footnote buried in the first edition of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga. One of the horrors of being a writer is that your written words are static and do n...
by Bernie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Blogs about Yin Yoga
Topic: A Personal Story of Yin Yoga's Healing Power
Replies: 3
Views: 3584

Re: A Personal Story of Yin Yoga's Healing Power

Hi Kathy. As we get ready to start a new year and leave 2020 to the history books, I hope your journey continues to be one of healing and wholeness. You story really is an inspiration for so many who feel that they have lost forever their ability to do simple things. Take it slow: awareness and atte...
by Bernie
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: golden seed
Replies: 4
Views: 33155

Re: golden seed

Certainly. I will sometimes offer the Golden Seed at the end of a long yin session that was targeting the hips. After spending 90 minutes of pulling the hips apart, it is nice to do some work to pull them together again and strengthen them. Or, if you are teaching a yin/yang fusion class, the Golden...
by Bernie
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: The Science behind Yin Yoga
Topic: One or Two convincing Scientific Articles Please
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: One or Two convincing Scientific Articles Please

Hi Desiree

There are many articles written on this topic, just check any of the several posts in this section of the forum. Plus there is this article in the Newsletters which may be more succinct for you: There is no scientific proof that yin yoga works

Cheers
Bernie
by Bernie
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Cold showers
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Cold showers

Yes, it is good to be cold once in a while, and to be hot once in a while. It is comfortable to never be cold or hot, but comfort often comes at the expense of health. Our body needs exercise (stress) in many different ways, just don't overdo it.

Cheers
by Bernie
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Yoga for a diaphragmatic hernia
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Yoga for a diaphragmatic hernia

Hmmm...it sounds to me that your student does not have a diaphragmatic hernia but the more common hiatal hernia. If she had a diaphragmatic hernia I am sure her doctor would have had her in surgery quite quickly. A hiatal hernia on the other hand is the protrusion of the stomach through the hiatus l...
by Bernie
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Yoga for a diaphragmatic hernia
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Yoga for a diaphragmatic hernia

I recently received the following question: Hello, I teach Yin Yoga to an elderly lady who has an Hernia in her diaphragm. What Yin poses should she avoid doing and which ones do you recommend for her? Thank you in advance. M Hi M… Very interesting question. I do not know much about this condition a...
by Bernie
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Shoulder Injury
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Shoulder Injury

Hi Laura 1) For a student who wants to strengthen an area, I would suggest some yang exercises. Yin yoga does not target the muscles for strengthening. However for this particular students, I would need to know more about what he means by strengthening and what he means by shoulders. Was he referrin...
by Bernie
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Earthing
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Earthing

It is a fascia-nating subject, and to be fair to your prior trainings, we are only just learning about much of it. Hopefully, in 10 years, basic training in medicine will include all this. :-)
by Bernie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Earthing
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Earthing

In James Oschman's view, the matrix is fascial, yes. I suspect, however, that Ober means more than the fascia as he also includes the body's ability to neutralize free radicals with the living matrix. So, maybe Ober is looking beyond what Oschman meant, but it is safe to say it includes fascia at th...