Yin yoga gets deep into the layers of the body by moving through a sequence of postures very slowly and staying in each pose for a long time, anywhere between 3-5 minutes. These long passive stretches facilitate the release of tension and blocked energy in the connective tissue and the ligaments and help to restore balance to the energy channels of the body, called meridians.
By moving slowly, staying in each pose for a long time and placing attention on our breath, the mind also slows down and comes closer to stillness. Creating space in the body also creates space in the mind.
Gong meditation is a very ancient technique from Asia.. a complete Soundbath that produces an amazing sense of wellbeing through the vibration of all the water within the body. Our bodies are 80% water!
Sound and vibration help facilitate a deep sense of peace, release tension and blocked energy, and balance the energy centers in the body. In a Soundbath the body is literally ‘bathed in sound’, promoting a deep sense of well being and inner peace.
Gongs help the brain reach deep levels of relaxation..specifically the Delta brain wave states, which are the lowest brainwaves in human beings. We tend to reach this stage during day dreaming or deep sleep and they are known to aid relaxation, creativity & natural healing.
Sound and music can also release chemicals like dopamine and oxytocin, a natural painkiller and hormone which allows us to trust and bond with with people. It also helps to alter our mood and how we feel.