invites you on an in-depth, experiential journey into the core elements of the Yin Yoga & Meditation practice and into yourself, offering a fresh approach to personalizing your practice and teaching sessions. This comprehensive 300+ page book includes detailed and easy-to-follow pose guidance, sample Yin Yoga sequences, step-by-step meditative techniques, and compelling inquiry to evoke your inner wisdom as you serve your whole-self wellbeing.
"Often I am asked by students where they can go to learn more about Yin Yoga and extend their studies. Well, now I have the answer! This book! This is it. Get ready to dive deeply into the practice of Yin Yoga and meditation. There is so much here, so take your time and savour the journey."
Whether you are brand new to the yoga mat or are a seasoned practitioner or teacher looking for renewed inspiration, Yin Yoga & Meditation invites you to embark on an experiential journey of this transformative practice and into yourself with the mandala map as a guide.
Rooted in the Taoist, Buddhist, and Yoga Nidra wisdom traditions, this book uniquely threads together the core elements of a safe, effective, and empowering Yin Yoga & Meditation practice including: philosophical backgrounds, central practice principles, Yin Yoga poses and their related Yinpressions, jewels of encouragement, the yin and yang wings of compassionate presence, and associated scientific benefits.
Equal parts science and spirit, Yin Yoga & Meditation offers countless pathways to nurture body, mind, energy, and heart to foster whole-self balance and wellbeing and empower you to become your own best teacher in conversation with your natural wisdom.
Yin Yoga & Meditation shines a light on the many possibilities for supporting our happiness and wholeness and using the skills we cultivate on the mat to illuminate every moment of our day.
Whether you are brand new to the yoga mat or are a seasoned practitioner or teacher looking for fresh inspiration, Yin Yoga & Meditation invites you to embark on an experiential journey of this transformative practice and into yourself with the Mandala Map as your guide.
Rooted in the Taoist, Buddhist, and Yoga Nidra wisdom traditions, this book uniquely threads together the core elements of a safe, effective, and empowering Yin Yoga & Meditation practice including: philosophical backgrounds, central practice principles, Yin Yoga poses and their related Yinpressions, jewels of encouragement, the yin and yang wings of natural presence, and associated scientific benefits.
It will equip you with in-depth and easy-to-follow pose instruction and sample sequences, compelling inquiry, and an expansive collection of step-by-step meditative techniques to enjoy on and off the mat.
The innovative and versatile mandala tool can deepen your awareness of the physical, energetic, mental, and emotional layers within you and empower you to become your own best teacher in conversation with your natural wisdom. Yin Yoga & Meditation shines a light on the many possibilities for nurturing our happiness and wholeness and using the skills we cultivate on the mat to illuminate every moment of our day.
"Sagel Urlacher is a true gift to the world of YOGA. Her offerings - written or taught- have been medicine for so many people. Her ability to fuse where East meets West with humor, compassion and wisdom is unprecedented."
If you’re just getting started in Yin Yoga & Meditation, Sagel’s compassionate guidance and accessible approach will assist you in establishing and sustaining a safe, fulfilling practice. If you’re a teacher, the mandala map is meant to mirror your heart of service, supporting you to continue sharing what you love with caring, intentional attention.
In this book you'll find:
An extensive library of 75+ photographed Yin Yoga poses, alternatives, and counterposes. Includes step-by-step narrative instructions, use of props, specific modifications, and variations to meet diverse practitioners’ needs, as well as a broad collection of Yin Yoga sequences.
40+ Ready-to-use guided meditative techniques to help you embrace your yin qualities and cultivate compassionate observation. Enjoy these Mindfulness, Yoga Nidra, Taoist energy, and Breathwork practices on the yoga mat or anytime to reconnect with peace and presence within.
A deep dive into the 7 central practice principles of Yin Yoga & Meditation and how to put them to use to keep your practice safe, effective, and inspired.
An exploration of the Taoist 5 Elements and Organ Theory, along with methods for sensing and harnessing the power of your life-force energy to support you in your practice and beyond.
Yinpressions, the building blocks of the Yin Yoga poses, offered as one approach to experimenting with the poses to help you and your students honor individualized needs.
Threads of meditative inquiry, illustrative stories, and jewels of encouragement from the root wisdom traditions to prompt contemplation, enhance awareness, and uncover inner wisdom.
Guidance and inspiration for crafting class themes and sequencing using the adaptable mandala map as a fresh approach to help you intuitively integrate the practice elements to personalize your practice and teaching sessions.
"Cultivating joy. This is the essential song at the heart of Sagel Urlacher’s Yin Yoga & Meditation: what tools we can use to make our lives better, how we can live our lives, what are some pathways towards presence and wellbeing. This book’s mandala map is an insightful device that can sing to both those relatively new to practice and those who have been practising for decades…This is the fruit of Sagel’s twenty plus years of teaching experience and practice, and her own substantial study. She reminds us again and again of the preciousness of this human existence…This new book is definitely a very valuable addition to the growing library of Yin titles…For practitioners and teachers, this book is a wonderful and thorough resource that I highly commend."
"Sagel has written a true gem of a book I will come back to for years to come! Full of wisdom, technique, practices, and philosophy, layers unfold and will keep you coming back for further exploration. As a yoga teacher, I value Sagel’s expertise in Yin yoga, Yoga Nidra, and mindfulness, so I immediately dove into the book and I am so glad I did. I truly love the innovative mandala mapping for the practice, and I have learned so much, as the teachings go right to the heart and soul of the practice. Both accessible and complete, this book is perfect for all levels. If you are curious about the Yin practice, this book is for you. And if you are an experienced yogi, this will give you further insights into the beauty and layers of the yoga practice."