Join internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and scholar Paul Grilley for Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice. This 2-DVD set by Yin Yoga’s foremost authority is the definitive presentation on this essential practice.
Yin Yoga emphasizes yoga postures held on the floor for long periods of time (usually 2 to 5 minutes or longer) with a minimum of muscular effort. The focus is on gentle stretching and stimulation of the fascia and connective tissues of the body. Rather than an exclusionary style of practice, Yin Yoga is the necessary complement to muscular, dynamic strength-based yoga and fitness practices.
Many people find the results of Yin Yoga practice to have transformative effects on body and mind. The gentle but consistent stimulation to the connective tissues encourages long-term health and flexibility of the joints, recharges the energetic system of the body and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state.
The materials on these DVDs will provide you with everything you need add Yin Yoga to your life. In addition to the carefully planned classes that lead you through the practice, Paul Grilley presents an in-depth lecture on the theory and purpose of Yin Yoga that brilliantly establishes the benefits of this practice for a healthy and balanced life. It is our wish that you find this balance in your own life through these wonderful practices.
This 2-disc set contains over 5 1/2 hours of material, including:
- 108 minutes of theory lecture
- 2 fully guided Yin practice sequences of over 60 minutes each
- 1 fully guided Yin & Yang practice sequence of 60 minutes
- 3 specially choreographed Yang sequences
- 8 voice-only guided Yin sequences of adjustable length.
- Customizable playback of the Yin and Yang practices to create new sequences
Paul’s wife Suzee, a professional dancer with a distinguished career spanning over two decades, joined Paul to choreograph and present the 3 unique yang sequences.
Level: Suitable for all levels.
- 5-1/2 hours
- 2 DVDs
- ALL regions
About Paul Grilley
In the summer of 1979 Paul Grilley was inspired to study yoga after reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. After two years study of anatomy with Dr. Garry Parker, he relocated from his home in Montana to Los Angeles to continue his studies at UCLA.
During his thirteen years as a yoga teacher in Los Angeles, Paul studied Taoist yoga with martial arts champion Paulie Zink. He also had the opportunity to study with Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama in Japan, as well as host seminars with him in the United States. After twenty years of reading and study in the philosophies Taoism and Yoga, Paul took a sabbatical from teaching and completed a Master’s Degree from St. John’s College in the study of the Great Books of the Western World. Paul enjoys reading in esoteric subjects and science, continuously looking for bridges between these two fields of study. He lives in Oregon with his wife Suzee.