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Feeling disconnected? Shin yoga might be the practice for you.
“Shin yoga was born out of the need for a different type of yoga. One that respects the body as profound wisdom, one that encourages embodiment, breath as spirit and living as being,” says Soul Centre founder and Shin yoga instructor Wilhemeena Monroe.
Shin yoga is sensing your body, breath and movement. It is a practice of bringing consciousness to each moment of moving through yoga postures, pranayama and meditation.
“Shin yoga is doing less to feel more,” says Monroe. “It’s about union with the self, knowing yourself and what you need, practising deep listening and deep being. Yoga connects us to our centre, helping us find softness and fluidity in the places we are rigid. As we gain flexibility on our mats, we are also reminded to create space for more fluidity – and less rigidity – in our daily lives. We make time for being.
“In this ‘doing’ world most of us are so caught up in our ‘doing-ness’ we have forgotten we are human ‘beings’; here we practise the ancient art of being.” (See more on page 43).