I have been looking for a Yin practitioner for a while as I find it very beneficial for my back and neck problems. It works well on the fascia and core strength. A couple of weeks ago I experienced a small subluxation in the sacrum and a resulting inflamed nerve reaction that worked it’s way the full length of my spine to the base of my skull travelling over old injuries and affecting mobility. I had some x-rays and 2 chiropractic treatments, but was still limping to work and unable to sit, stand, or lay. I could stand rocking from one foot to the other, or laying perfectly still with a hotwater bottle and sleep for an hour or so at a time.
I was so happy to find Erin’s Yin yoga class, starting last Sunday with 1.5hrs of large intestine, heart and lung areas of the body. I followed on with a 1hr class on Tuesday which has me walking normally again and holding my posture a lot more freely and almost clear of pain. I will continue with the classes and clear the remaining blockages and release the rest of the kinks and knots.
My spinal injuries are what they are, and I have learned to live with them and a certain level of pain, but I have found a huge amount of change and I have to say, as yoga goes, Yin is the one for me. I had a lovely walk on the beach this morning for the first time in 3 months, a said a prayer as the sun rose on a beautiful day.
P.S. the meditation at the end is sublime, I think that even my soul was recharged and blissed out at the end. I had a profound peace and slept like a baby.