Your Inner Swan

How Yin Yoga Can Bring Out Our Inner Swan

Anyone who knows me knows I am far from passive. A cheerleader at heart, I love to laugh out loud, crack jokes and yell across the room. I love to have fun!


So why is it that I teach Yin yoga, a passive, dark and deeply still yoga practice?

I don’t know – I just understand it.

I think there is an inner swan in me and I know the practice can bring out the inner swan in anyone. It balances – brings us into stillness and teaches us to linger there. It raises our consciousness and releases our negative emotions – emotions that hold us back from a healthier connection with life.

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Visualize the bird spirit of the swan. Feel yourself there on the pond

Have you ever seen a swan skim across a pond with wings spread open with grace? I see it in every class I teach – in every student. Yin is a beautiful practice. A magical practice. The poses sweep us up into a higher awareness or ground us when needed. The dharanas help to focus the mind.

Visualize the bird spirit of the swan. Feel yourself there on the pond – your soul so beautiful it takes an observer’s breath away. Your breath away.

I’ll bow to you in class.