To Some yoga is a purely physical practice that improves flexibility and strenght. To others it is a comprehensive system that incorporates the physical postures (asanas), breath work (pranayam), meditation perhaps all within a spiritual framework. For others yoga is approached as a philosophical lifestyle that informs relationships, diets and daily decisions. Ultimately yoga is a constantly evolving practice so whatever reason that brings you to the mat is the right one for you.
Yoga classes at Kismet Inn will integrate all aspects of the practice including meditation, breath work and a physical practice that accommodates students's abilities and preferences. Beginners as well as seasoned practitioners are all welcome. If you do have any injuries or limitations please communicate these to the instructor before class so she can best support you.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as other schools of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues. Such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular or hatha (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Typically postures are held 3-5 minutes and are either seated or lying down. Various props are available to accommodate all bodies and most physical limitations.
Meditation Retreats: An Ideal Healing Weekend
There is a rich heritage of meditation in the yogi tradition. In yogi meditation, one is taken into deeper states of awareness through using the body and breath. In movement (asanas, postures) and through breath practice, the focus on the sensations, the breath and the energy or life force (prana) that is awakened. It is possible to have the energy become stronger while the mind becomes quieter.
So, meditation might be a moving meditation or asana practice, a walking meditation, an eating meditation, breath practices, a body scan, seated meditation using the principles of a breath, relax, feel, watch and allow, could also be practiced. As you see there are many ways to meditate and Susan Lubner, Kismet Inn's primary yoga & meditation teacher will help you find the one best suited for you.
A Unique Yoga Experience at a Maine Bed & Breakfast
OnGoing Yoga Classes
Relax & Renew Yoga Sessions
Learn stretches, postures and breath practices which can help calm the mind, increase your ability to relax and to release stress in your body. Every Saturday morning at 8:15 there will be a slow Vinyasa Flow yoga with Kate Nicholson. Drop ins are welcome.
Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy
As a perfect complement to our other healing arts modalities, Kismet Inn is pleased to offer the unique experience of Tibetan singing bowl therapy. Harmonic overtones produced by century-old Nepalese metal alloy singing bowls, tuned to the universal chord of "OM," create a sonic massage that moves effortlessly through the body, cleansing the lymphatic system, opening the heart and clearing the mind. In supporting the body's desire to heal and restore its innate balance and well-being, this ancient practice allows the receiver to access a meditative and deeply relaxed state. The benefits are vast, from improved sleep, to lowered heart rate, reduced pain and increased energy.
The rippling effects of singing bowl therapy may be extended by adding a sea salt bath, followed by a fresh and healthful organic meal prepared specially to your tastes by Shadi.
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