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by Bernie
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Hyaluronic acid
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Hyaluronic acid

I recently received the following question: I am not sure if there is an answer to this question. But with all the research I have done reading through your amazing research, I am understanding that the production of Hyaluronic Acid is a result of stressing the joints in Yin yoga. When this happens ...
by Bernie
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and other body parts
Topic: Yoga with Low Blood Pressure
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Yoga with Low Blood Pressure

I was recently asked the following question regarding low blood pressure: Are there any resources, advice you could give or information on teaching Yin to people with Low Blood pressure. The root course has not been diagnosed yet but likely to be cardiac related, practitioner is awaiting an appointm...
by Bernie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Erector spinae not one of the targeted myofascial groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Erector spinae not one of the targeted myofascial groups?

Hello René

Paul Grilley includes the erector spinae in what he categorizes as the 10th myofascial group. "Thoracolumbar Muscles: Folding forward stretches them, standing up or lifting something up contracts and strengthens them."

Cheers
Bernie
by Bernie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: More Name Variations for YIN Yoga Poses and the Rebound
Replies: 6
Views: 3941

Re: More Name Variations for YIN Yoga Poses and the Rebound

Hi Britt Thanks for writing. Every body is different. That's pretty obvious, but its implications are vast. It means that what works for one person may not work for another. If you feel that your body is really fragile when you finish a yin pose, lying still in a mini-shavasana and watching the "reb...
by Bernie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Hero pose and helping with knee pain
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hero pose and helping with knee pain

SSSSssss ... sounds like a snake or I sprang a leak ;-)
by Bernie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Hero pose and helping with knee pain
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hero pose and helping with knee pain

Hi Mick. Nice to hear from you. When I was originally introduced to the practice of sitting on the heels with dowling behind them I was told that it was creating space in the knees. This seems a lovely visualization, however, I am not sure that this was actually prying apart the femur and tibia. Rat...
by Bernie
Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Sequence for lotus pose development
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: Sequence for lotus pose development

I don’t know if any statistics have been gathered on what percentage of the population can comfortably sit in Burmese pose (one foot in front of the other) or any Lotus variations (one foot on top of the opposite leg) but I am not sure that knowing the numbers would really matter. What matters is wh...
by Bernie
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Sequence for lotus pose development
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: Sequence for lotus pose development

Hi...the link has been fixed. You can visit that page here. As to my thoughts on Lotus Pose, you can read this article and this article if you have knee issues.

Cheers!
Bernie
by Bernie
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Teaching Yin Yoga
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Teaching Yin Yoga

That's great, Trish. Keep on Yinning!
(and be prepared for many bad puns)
by Bernie
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Teaching Yin Yoga
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Teaching Yin Yoga

Hi Trish

Your question is a good one, and one that gets asked from time to time. Rather than repeat all that has been said, perhaps I can point you to this thread. Let us know if you still have questions after reading it.

Cheers
Bernie
by Bernie
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga for Fertility and Sexual things
Topic: Pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: Pregnancy

You are welcome, Amy. Another option, or little "trick" we can play as teachers is to subsume the instructions for pregnant students inside a list of considerations. For example, you could say for Sphinx, "If you ate before coming to class, or have any stomach discomfort, cramps, nausea, are pregnan...
by Bernie
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Irritated hip during external rotation poses
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: Irritated hip during external rotation poses

Hi Dennis It is helpful to put a name to your condition. One theory was trochanter bursitis, and as you know, this thread had some suggestions for that. I am happy that Bananasana seems to be helpful! Postures with external rotation and a lot of abduction could be creating compressive stress on the ...
by Bernie
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Yin Yoga for Fertility and Sexual things
Topic: Pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: Pregnancy

Hi Amy During the first trimester the mother to be is not as restricted in range of motion so can do most postures, but what you may want to consider is not so much which postures to avoid, but how to do any pose. A general point of advice from teachers who have been pregnant and who are both prenat...
by Bernie
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Floor sitting
Replies: 5
Views: 4574

Re: Floor sitting

Hi Anna Yes, certainly and unfortunately, we can do too much of anything. Too much sitting is definitely not great. We also need to get up and move. However, if you have to sit, then sitting on the floor is better than sitting in a chair. But, as you noticed, sometimes you just have to get up off th...
by Bernie
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

Hi Anna If while doing Windshield Wipers (WW) you feel nothing in your quads, then they are not a good posture for you. However, for me and many others, there is a lovely stress there. Functional yoga suggests having an intention for a pose (such as a targeted area to receive an appropriate amount o...