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Yin yoga is a powerful thing, in all its quietness. We often mistake quietness and lightness with ease. But what we tend to forget is that when the body is still, when there are no distractions, the mind starts to have a fiesta of its own, which is not always comfortable.
Actually it’s hardly ever comfortable.
When we allow the body to sit still for a longer period of time, the Yang energy within starts to rise. It wants to come out and play, and unless we can delicately direct this energy down and inwards, it will take over. The monkey mind will start its chatter.