Package components are as follows:
• A Journey Into Yin Yoga text
• Continuing education exam (accessed online)
In A Journey Into Yin Yoga, world-renowned yoga instructor Travis Eliot guides you through this contemporary and effective approach for strengthening the mind, body, and spirit. You will learn about the origins and practice of yin yoga, a challenging approach in which poses are held for several minutes to target the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. You will learn to help clients mindfully transition between poses and gently allow tissues to stretch, facilitating better circulation and joint health for your clients and improving their flexibility. Throughout, you will learn the benefits, contraindications, alignment points, and modifications so you can adjust the poses for different needs and body types.
Eliot also explains eight breathing techniques and eight meditation practices for improved focus, reduced stress, and enhanced clarity. Ten ready-to-use yin sequences allow you to target specific client goals, including better sleep, spine flexibility, and healthy hips, knees, and shoulders.
A Journey Into Yin Yoga presents over 50 yin yoga poses with stunning photos and detailed instruction, along with inspiring quotes, stories, and interviews from celebrities, athletes, and health professionals. You will be inspired to discover the unique path to improved mental and physical strength and balance. Certified professionals can confidently apply the concepts to their clients and, with the CE exam, pursue continuing education credits in the process.
After reading the book and completing the exam, you will be able to do the following:
• Define yin yoga
• Identify the poses of yin yoga
• Discuss yin yoga’s evolution within the context of the history of yoga
• Explain the connection between yin yoga and the Tao
• List the key concepts of the Tao
• Identify the important concepts of subtle anatomy
• Describe the effects of yin yoga on the human body
• Recognize the importance of pranayama and meditation
• Create a transformative personal yin yoga practice
A continuing education exam for certified professionals working with clients and athletes seeking to apply poses, breathing, and meditation techniques to strengthen the body, mind, and spirit.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Origins of Yoga
Chapter 2. Essence of the Tao
Chapter 3. Subtle Anatomy of Yoga
Chapter 4. Science of Yin Yoga
Chapter 5. Poses of Yin Yoga
Chapter 6. Pranayama and Meditation
Chapter 7. Developing a Personal Practice
Chapter 8. Inspiration and Final Thoughts