Yin Yoga focuses on long, passive stretches which go beyond the muscles into the deeper connective tissues. This strengthens and lengthens the tissues in a way many other practices, for example Ashtanga yoga, doesn’t. At the same time, holding poses for longer time allows time to explore feelings, thoughts and sensations arising during practice, and perhaps even let them go or at least just be.
”Moving breath by breath, staying five breaths in postures and then moving again really take us somewhere. All Ashtanga practioners know that, that’s why we keep it up. However, staying even 5 minutes in the asanas, deepening the posture breath by breath, takes us to a different place. In my experience, these two places complement and reflect back on each other, both physically and mentally. I encourage everyone to try”, Lill describes.
Lill Palmblad started her yoga practice 10 years ago, in a fitness center while trying to recover from injuries accumulated during years of aerobics, spinning, lifting, running and boxing. After a few months of yoga, she followed her teacher to a nearby yoga studio and never looked back. Since then, yoga has taken her to many places, and introduced her to teachers and fellow yogis from near and far. The core of her practice was and will always be Ashtanga yoga.
Lill has also explored other branches of the yoga tree and studied with number of senior teachers. She attended a TT course at Samahita Centered Yoga in 2012 where she was introduced to the depths of Yin yoga, which later led her to further the studies in Yin yoga with Sattva Yoga. Lill has recently given up her job as Head of Division to explore life as an independent business psychologist and yoga teacher.
”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita
“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita
“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita