Why is it hard to be still in your Yin Yoga class?

May 07, 2024

Hello, lovely readers!


If you’re someone who is always on the go and you’re looking for a yoga class to help you find some stillness and catch up with yourself, then Yin Yoga may be the one for you!


But being still isn’t always that easy, especially if you’ve been on the go for a while (like, weeks, months, or even years!).  


Take heart, you’re not the first (and won’t be the last), and an experienced and conscious Yin Yoga teacher will be able to help you ease in at your own pace. 


So why is being still so hard? 


In the world of yoga, there's a powerful analogy that likens the mind to a lake. Picture it: at the bottom of this lake lie old emotions we've been avoiding, messages we've ignored, and pain we've tried to outrun.  We won’t want to look down to the bottom to see all the sh*t down there, so we keep the surface of this mental lake, often referred to as the "monkey mind," in constant motion. We fill our days with busyness, distractions, and endless activities, all to prevent ourselves from peering down and confronting what's hidden beneath.


But here's the catch: if we never let the surface settle, if we never allow ourselves to gaze into the depths of the lake, those unresolved emotions and buried pain never see the light of day. They remain trapped, unprocessed, and unhealed, and we continue our cycle of avoidance and ignorance, forever keeping the surface of the lake in a frenetic state.


Enter Yin Yoga.


Yin Yoga invites us to still the body, and in doing so, it quiets the mind. It offers us the space to allow those buried emotions and long-ignored messages to surface gently, with love and compassion. In this stillness, we find acceptance and reduce our reactivity to life's challenges.

This is what your students need. This is what we all need—space, a safe haven, and stillness. The ability to listen to the whispers of our inner selves.


If this sounds a little scary don’t worry, the beauty of Yin Yoga is that you go at your own pace. No one is going to force you to go too deep too soon. Step by step the surface of the lake will begin to still, only when you’re ready.


If you've felt the calling to provide something deeply nourishing and profoundly healing to yourself or your yoga students, then we invite you to join us for our 60-hour Online Trauma Aware Yin Yoga Teacher Training.


Click here to find out more and to embark on this transformative journey!


Discover the power of Yin Yoga and how it can bring serenity and clarity not just to your practice but to your entire life.


With love and tranquillity,

Lucy & Rachel