Myofascial Yoga combines two modalities – Yin yoga and Myofascial release. It affects the most extensive informational network in our body – the fascia. This three-dimensional tissue is the memory storage of all experiences we could not integrate and release. Just as everything in life is connected, so it is in our body through this amazing connective tissue which holds everything in the body together. It wraps around and between every organ, muscle, nerve ending, blood vessel and is even in the bone marrow. If you are paying attention to your body you will feel that the movement in one area pulls this tissue in another. The fascia is the yin connective tissue which can be accessed with patient, slow and fluid movements, holding the postures and deep breathing. Modern yang lifestyle, improper diet and movement, stress and involuntary muscle contraction can produce negative effects on the fascia. One of the major factors for fatigue, illness and premature aging is stress. Today’s way of life is built so that we are in a constant state of stress. Stress means simply that our sympathetic nervous system is constantly activated. When this system is active, the body responds with ‘fight or flight’ model. At the physiological level, stress hormones – adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol, etc. are released into the body, muscles are strained, breathing speeds up, and the immune system shuts down to redistribute the body’s resources so that it can tackle the ‘threat’. This ‘threat’ is often not real, but an instinctive, deeply rooted response to life situations based on our samskaras.
In this session we experience a deep relief on all levels, accessing the subtle realms through the physical body. We use aids such as tennis balls, pillows, blocks and hands to release the tension deeply stored in our tissues. We work with the belts of tension situated on the transversal plane and pulling our body up on the level of the chakras from the pelvic floor to the head. This practice is an elixir for our body, as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows us to reach, release and integrated old emotional and physical issues.