Yin Yoga; A Path to Sleep and Dreams
In Person Class with JOE BARNETT
Yin Yoga’s particular efforts of soft focus, muscle relaxation and mental/emotional surrender brings therapeutic stress as deep as the joints. The after-class rebound of a Yin class includes improved fluidity of the hips and spine, more lightness and ease, and even joint stability and strength in our daily movements.
More immediate results include heavy eyes, sleepiness, passing shifts into dream states, and transient losses of identity that usually occurs deep in the dream world. The ancient yogis called this “entering astral body.”
In this class, you will be guided into Yin Yoga’s deep stretches and gentle pressures that can bring more comfort into the joints and profoundly soothe the nervous system. Between the yin variations on poses, you will also be given space, quiet, and encouragement to feel the cooling blanket of sleep if it comes to wrap you. A series of flowing movements and gentle pulsations of stabilizing muscles will help wake us up long enough to explore the variations of the next surrendering Yin asana that suits you. And on.
Gentle eye exercises in the beginning and throughout the practice will also be inviting the possibility of internal colors, sounds, and forms to enter the astral landscape waiting behind closed eyes.
I hope to practice and rest and go deep with you at my first every class at YogaOasis, Tucson.
About Joe Barnett
Joe Barnett, ERYT-500, has been teaching for nearly two decades and has certifications in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Acro Yoga.
Joe’s primary focus of study is Functional Anatomy for Yoga and all forms of movement. He is a senior student and the primary assistant of Paul Grilley, his mentor of 25 years, a true Yogi Scientist who is largely responsible for the current rise in the popularity of Yin Yoga and Functional Anatomy.
Joe continues to travel nationally and internationally throughout the year, assisting his teacher as well as offering his own presentations at studios and conferences all over the world.
Most recently, Joe has been integrating Yin Yoga with ancient and modern techniques for better sleeping, dreaming, dying and living. These workshops on the power of surrender and the rebound of rest, restoration and rejuvenation continue to expand.