There are a lot of styles of physical yoga practise you can choose from. It is common that more physical and dynamic styles are recommended for people who are active, sporty, extroverts, doers. And more gentle styles are recommended for introverted and calmer people. But where is the balance in this logic? Wellbeing comes from balancing our energies, tendencies and characters. Too much of a good thing, one thing in this case, is never the answer.
Imagine looking at the well known yin and yang circle. It is black and white divided by wavy line in the middle with a dot of the opposite colour in each half. These dots symbolise dependence on each other. There is no yin without yang, day without night, joy without grief.
Now lets think about typical characteristics of today's society and all of us individually. Aren't we just a little stressed, tensed and living our lives very quickly and busily? All this activity and stress activate sympathetic nervous system which then activates and keep us in the fight or flight response. But what about the other part of our autonomic nervous system the parasympathetic nervous system often termed as the rest and digest response? How do we activate that?
Many of us share similar daily routine. Alarm gets us out our beds early, we race to the bathroom, kitchen, organise children, drop them off to school, race to work, then race to make it for school pick up and drop kids off to sport activities, make dinner and if your partner manages to get back early enough you might be lucky to run to yoga class. And what class do you choose? Of course you don't want to be lazy, you want to achieve something so you pick some dynamic style of yoga after which you run home trying to catch up on few jobs and then you fall into bed staring into the ceiling with your mind racing still and you are unable to fall a sleep.
But what if you choose yin yoga instead to balance your busy lifestyle? You might find calm and peace on your yoga mat which will last all the way home, helps you to sleep better and even makes the following morning a bit calmer.
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