Let Go (Part 2)

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“There are probably things in our lives from which we could unburden ourselves.”

– Matthieu Ricard –

Back at the end of March I wrote a blog post called Let Go.

Today I had the feeling to write another blog post on the subject, so consider this a continuation of the same theme, just a different message.

I’ve recently been doing a lot of yoga and in particular Yin Yoga, which is a style of yoga that is very new to me (I’ve been practicing it for a couple of weeks now). I’m so into it, that as soon as I arrived in LA, I started looking for practices that taught it.

The thing that I particularly love about Yin is the pace. It’s much slower than pretty much any other style of yoga. For example you tend to hold the poses for anywhere up to 5 minutes or longer.

According to WikipediaYin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin Yoga poses are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved flow of qi is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being.”

And in effect, Yin helps you to let go and really relax, rather than other practices of yoga that are more active (Yang). Of course we need a balance of Yin and Yang in life, which is why it is great to practice many different types of yoga, but I’m finding that Yin is particularly resonating with me at the moment.

So what is it that you need to perhaps need to let go of at the moment and are there things or people in your life that can help you with this? Perhaps it would be helpful to talk your thoughts through with someone or pop to a yoga class or start to meditate?

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When we let go and submit ourselves to life, rather than trying to control it we create the space and the flexibility for things to flow more easily.

Sending you love, hugs and light,

Kat x x x

Learn more

Visit yinyoga.com

Watch an Introduction to Yin Yoga video

Image reference – laurenschrammyoga.com

2 thoughts on “Let Go (Part 2)

  1. I love what you have shared here on letting go. I have been reconnecting with yoga and loving it- I originally learned Hatha many years ago and the last couple of years Iyengar yoga, I love the sound of the Yin Yoga. I have found Yoga a very powerful practise for assisting me to know my body and my emotional state more deeply. The poses allow me to know my limiting beliefs and I often feel an emotional release ( sometimes in the form of tears flowing) when I hold a particular posture. Yoga and meditation have become as higher priority for me as food, shelter and water. I am glad to get to know you more.
    Abundant Blessings
    Kym Kennedy

    • Hi Kim,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment. I couldn’t agree more with everything that you have said. Yoga and meditation are indeed as important to me as food, shelter and water.

      And I too feel emotional releases when practicing Yin from time to time. It depends on what is happening in my life, but the first time I did it I had a release. It was amazing.

      And it’s so good to know and feel that they aren’t tears of sadness, just of release. A release of energy that was blocked inside of me, not serving me.

      And it’s also great to know that with that release I have created space within me to create more of what I would love in my life.

      Looking forward to getting to know you more too.

      Sending you love, hugs and light,

      Kat x x x

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