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Yoga is widely touted as a physical practice that can improve strength, stability, and flexibility, enhance respiratory and cardiovascular function, and even alleviate symptoms of chronic pain. The mental health benefits of yoga are also well-documented: from reduced stress, anxiety, and depression, to improved sleep hygiene and overall quality of life.
When you include regular yoga practice into your wellness routine, the benefits are multiplied. Here at Knots, we offer private one on one yoga classes so that you can really feel the benefits of moving your body in the way it needs to move. Our instructors work directly with you to meet your body's unique needs, and you can focus on your wellness in a private and safe space. We also offer private group classes and private family classes, giving you the flexibility to practice yoga in a way that's best for you.
At Knots RMT & Wellness, we practice these types of yoga for private yoga classes: Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Knees, Yoga for Healthy Back Basics, and Yoga for Healthy Shoulders.
Restorative yoga is a restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. It is a practice of deep relaxation that emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga - the union of body and mind. Through the use of props for support, many of the postures are held almost effortlessly.
When the body enters a state of relaxation, the mind can also consciously relax as tension is released from both the body and mind. The only work that's required on your part during a restorative yoga practice is to pay attention to your breath and become aware of any sensations or thoughts that may arise. Similar to other styles of yoga, restorative yoga offers a number of physical and mental health benefits, with the added bonus of promoting deep rest and relaxation, which can itself improve overall well-being.
Yin yoga works deeply into our body with passive, longer-held poses. It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia networks of the body and the meridians. Energetically, Yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. Yin yoga also offers wonderful emotional and mental health benefits.
A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.
Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things. Yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.