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Yin Yoga

with Paul Grilley

Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice from internationally acclaimed yoga master teacher and scholar Paul Grilley is the definitive and world's best-selling DVD on this essential practice. The 2 Volume Master Course Series features over 5 hours of unique teaching; including three complete Yin Yoga sessions, an active Yang Yoga practice and comprehensive lectures on Yin Yoga theory. Expand your yoga practice and experience stillness and deep renewal.

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  • SKU: YIN1
  • 5 1/2 hours
  • 2 DVDs
  • NTSC
  • All regions

Overview

The Most Essential Yin Yoga DVD!

Paul Grilley's teachings on these Yin Yoga DVDs will provide you with everything you need to add Yin Yoga to your life. Paul's masterfully articulated classes will guide you through each complete Yin practice session and the in-depth lecture on the theory of Yin Yoga brilliantly establishes Yin's benefits for a healthy and balanced life. It is our wish that you discover balance in your own life through these wonderful DVDs.

The 2 Volume Series Contains 5 1/2 hours of Programming:

  • • 108 minutes of theory lecture
  • • 2 guided Yin Practice Sessions over 60 minutes each
  • • 1 guided Yin & Yang Practice Sequence 60 minutes
  • • 3 Specially Choreographed Yang Sesions
  • • 8 Narrated Guided Yin Sessions of adjustable length
  • • Customizable playback of the Yin and Yang practices to create new sequences

Balancing Yin and Yang

Most forms of Yoga practiced today are Yang—they emphasize muscular movement and contraction. By contrast Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Connective tissue responds best to gentle stress over a long period of time, so Yin postures are held for longer periods. This type of practice complements the more muscular styles of Yoga and is a great aid for learning to sit in meditation.

Many people find that a Yin Yoga practice has 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.


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pain relieving Review by Katitude
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I was first introduced to yin yoga in Big Sur at the Esalen Institute. I am a massage Therapist and I am frequently in pain. After the third session of yin yoga my body felt free of pain and restrictions. I have sent many of my clients to your website to purchase your dvd. the format is well laid out and easy to understand. Thank you. Kathi (Posted on 5/3/2012)
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Wonderful Review by tina
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Worth every penny and then some (Posted on 11/21/2011)
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Stretching, pulling apart my bones has made my life so joyful. Review by Tanya P.
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I love you guys. I started going to a gathering at the little health center in a town of 200 when it was suggested that this practice might help my degenerative disc disorder, which is especially bad in my neck. Just in my very late 40's I couldn't see continuing on with the pain and medication to control it as a solution, so I went to the gathering and someone had found your video and brought it in. WOW! I am now 55, about to turn 56, and I just passed my 7th kyu in karate and feel great. Stretching, pulling apart my bones has made my life so joyful. And to think that there was a time I needed help to get my socks on.....smile. Keep up the good work! Blessings to you. (Posted on 7/26/2011)
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Working off the adolescent tension in my 30s Review by Brandon William Nicholas
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This is my Yin practice. (My Yang practice is becoming a personal trainer.) Insights have come to me while following this DVD. What insights are those? How the body helps the emotions, and how the emotions help the body; feedback, ya know. I can feel the fear melting from my body. Thanks Paul (Suzee, and Paulie). (Posted on 5/12/2009)
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An essential style of practice Review by Anthony Salvadore
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I started practicing vinyasa yoga about 10 years ago in an effort to improve chronic low back pain. My practice has become more mature through the years, and I have seen positive results both in my back pain and in numerous other ways. I was recently introduced to Yin Yoga and then purchased your DVD. As a physician anesthesiologist, I have a strong background in both anatomy and spinal therapies. The information on your theory dvd makes good sense and the practices apply the principles well.

“For years, I have known that I have been stuck in my hips and compressed in my lower spine. Though vinyasa yoga has been extremely helpful, Yin Yoga has complemented the Yang practice and delivered results in a relatively short period or time. I definitely feel as if it is helping to create more space in these crucial areas. I hope that more practitioners have the good fortune to be exposed to what I see as an essential style of practice. (Posted on 4/15/2009)
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"Grilley is an intelligent and empathic teacher and a congenial raconteur, both educator and entertainer. His technique can potentially help increase flexibility and self-acceptance, not only in your asana practice but in your daily life. And this is a great resource for learning it."

-- Yoga Journal

"This beautifully produced and packaged 2-DVD set contains 5-1/2 hours of exquisite material. In the 2 hours of lectures, Paul does an amazing job at explaining and illustrating the theory behind Yin Yoga, and why this approach of extended holding of poses is beneficial to the joints and the energy channels of the body. With three one-hour live yin yoga classes, three yang yoga sequences and eight yin yoga slideshow practices, this DVD contains an astounding amount of information and instruction. Paul provides an in depth commentary and comprehensive instruction in the yin yoga classes. A great alternate audio option is included in these 3 videos that removes the detailed commentary and adds soothing background music for a more introspective experience.

“Overall this is an exceptional DVD set, full of fascinating information and is highly recommended for yogis of all levels and experience."

-- Yogabasics.com

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About Paul Grilley

Paul Grilley

A well-known master of yin yoga, Paul brings a thorough grounding in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga as well as anatomy and kinesiology to his teaching, which integrates the Taoist yoga of martial arts master Paulie Zink and the Chinese meridian and acupuncture theories of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Paul's book, Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice, explains how yin yoga can teach us to relax, be patient, be quiet, and focus on the skeleton and its joints—a necessary counterpoint to today's more ubiquitous muscular yoga.

Paul began to study yoga after reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. He holds a master’s degree from St. John's College in the study of the Great Books of the Western World, and he enjoys reading about esoteric subjects and science, continuously looking for ways to bridge the two.

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