Whenever I am asked to define my yoga practise or yoga style, I always say with Flow or Power Flow. On the whole, that is what my self practise consists off, and is the style of yoga that I teach.
I really think that it’s important not to limit yourself on the mat though, and to listen to your body each day, do what you need to do, and try not to have too many expectations of yourself and where you ‘should’ be.
Actually, over the last week or so, I have really been gravitating towards a Yin style practise. I don’t really know why, but guess it could be to do with the changing of the seasons, autumns arrival, the leaves starting to fall, everything getting a little slower, a little darker step by step. As much as I don’t want to let summer go, I guess its my body telling me too.
If you don’t know what Yin yoga is, it takes a much slower pace and poses are held for much longer (for me, I’ve really been getting into it and holding certain poses for 10 minutes at a time). You will probably find yourself reaching for a lot more props and wrapping yourself up in a blanket is totally acceptable if not encouraged, whats not to like! Its all about relaxing, sinking into poses, letting go of tension you subconsciously hold (I’ve recently got aware of the fact that I hold sooooo much tension in my hips all the time, letting it go feels so good).
Although it may seem very obvious, I am finding Yin yoga to be the perfect compliment to my usually very Yang style practise. Have you ever tried it? What are your thoughts? If not, give it a go and let me know what you think!