Ruth IngramFor Ruth, yoga has been a journey toward healing, self-acceptance, surrender and empowerment. Ruth's mission is to help guide her students toward finding strength in their bodies and peace within their hearts....
Slow Flow & Yin
at Asheville Yoga Center (211 S. Liberty Street Asheville, NC 28803)
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Slow Flow is a slower type of flow (vinyasa) yoga, in which the movement is synchronized with breath in a smooth, flowing way. Ranging from a gentle and therapeutic pace to a mildly vigorous practice, you will be calmly challenged and energized in this class. As you flow through powerful, graceful sequences at a slower pace than regular flow classes, the focus turns to building and engaging your strength and concentration. By moving slowly and holding postures for several breaths, you will build strength and increase flexibility through slow, focused movements, allowing your body to deepen into a stretch or pause in strengthening poses.
Yin targets the connective tissue of the body, lengthening the muscles of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Many of the poses are seated, supine, or prone, and are held with the muscle relaxed for at least three to five minutes. This deep practice is gentle yet intense, helping to release tension and practice staying present. Yin complements the more muscularly strenuous styles of yoga.