RESTORATIVE-YIN YOGA involves supported body/mind relaxation. This is gentle, gentle yoga that promotes deep relaxation for stress reduction while also stretching and rehabilitating connective tissue.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Copyright Lance Kinseth, 2011

IT IS MAY, and the March/April showers in the northern hemisphere of the Earth have provoked “May flowers,” (as they should) but in April in this unprecedented year, and, surely, in May, for any laggards. 

Overflowing post-winter verdant landscape:  Flowers—the reproductive structures of many plants—fragrance, the outspreading softness and lushness of leaves, and color

Copyright Lance Kinseth, 2012

In yoga, an enduring sensuousness: The knees shift to the right, and the tautness of the left hip comes into awareness.  It is  “sensual,” in the sense of being perceived by and affecting the senses.

Poses, asanas, with hips open or hips raised, and the twisting of the body press awareness into the body rather than into thought/ideation can “bring us to our senses” in any season.

Across the long run, it is not so much the “sexuality” of the body as much as the attentiveness to the “sensuality” of the body.  Listening to “thinking” has much more to do with eroticism and sexuality than listening to the body itself.  Listening to the body opens a sensuous landscape that expands with returns to practice.

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