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Today we yin.

Like a lovely pedicure, sometimes you just have to sit still long enough to get your desired results.  So although we aim to right action while letting go of the fruits of our labors, in today’s class we will dive into some long holds yin yoga style to experience the deep release that comes with time.

Paul Grilley “The ultimate mental Yin attitude of mind is to wait without anxiety.”  Reminds me of the line from the Catholic Mass “As we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

But in both cases “waiting” implies a future moment.  How about “regarding”?  Let’s think about it.  Nonetheless, I do love Mr. Grilley’s comparison of our sacrum to fern fronds that start curved and eventually unfurl.

I agree  we do the same unfurl then straighten but then bend again like horns and seashells solidify into a forward curve.   To maintain comfort we resist solidification.

We will be borrowing Paul Grilley’s 1st sample practice routine:

1.  Leg Raises

2.  Snail

3.  Forward Bend

4.  Tripod

5.  Crocodile

6.  Camel

7.  Child’s Pose

8.  Saddle

9.  Folded Pose

10.  Butterfly

11. Spinal Twist

12.  Pentacle



Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature