Well­be­ing Guide

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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).

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