Look at these lovely tiles from my wonderful students!!! They did so well and I'm so excited for all of them.
Deep Yin Thought Day 30
The Deep Yin Thought Project has been quite rewarding and challenging at the same time. Getting in a routine and noticing what practice does for the body and mind has been so interesting. I've throughly enjoyed taking the time to get to know my body and mind in new ways. This little beauty was created after a Yin Yoga sequence. If you would like to know more about the Deep Yin Thought Project then click here to be taken to Day 1 of the project.
Deep Yin Thought Day 29
I can feel an unwinding of tension and thoughts from my soul. This creation was drawn after a lovely Yin Yoga practice.
Deep Yin Thought Day 28
Some days I am astounded by how much time has gone by and other days it feels as if time is on pause. This is one of those days of astonishment. This drawing was preformed after a Yin Yoga sequence.
Deep Yin Thought Day 27
Drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence. This one had some interesting tangle patterns just sort of happen into it. I had images of water in my head while drawing it and I feel that has influenced this piece quite a bit.
Deep Yin Thought Day 26
It's interesting to see how the little piece create the illusion of little roads weaving in and out throughout this drawing. This was drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence.
Deep Yin Thought Day 25
Drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence. I could feel my body and mind wanting to just expand or reach as far as it could.
Deep Yin Thought Day 24
Drawn while sitting in Angle pose for about 10 minutes on each side. This drawing goes really quickly and can fill up a page in no time.
Deep Yin Thought Day 23
As I look at this it makes me miss the ocean and the ebb and flow of the waters, while gathering shells along the beach. I wonder sometimes how images and thoughts are provoked - how they influence our practice or vice versa.
Deep Yin Thought Day 22
This was drawn after a Yin yoga sequence. I felt like I did not want to be contained. I wanted to adventure off the page.
Deep Yin Thought Day 21
Its fun to notice how the previous day will sometimes have a great influence on the next day, how one drawing leads into the next or one pose flows into the next. Drawn after a Yin yoga sequence.
Deep Yin Thought Day 20
Today I feel like liquid that will just melt into any kind of shape that I fall toward. This was drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence.
Deep Yin Thought Day 19
This organic fun cat in the hat looking creatures were drawn while holding the Yin pose named Square. I love Square pose although most days I don't find it as challenging as I once remembered it being. I like the sensation of the challenge, but I know that is not the point. One must remember not to chase sensation in a Yin pose, sometimes one just needs to be the pose.
Deep Yin Thought Day 18
Exploring the basics again, reviewing what I remember and reflecting of how it has changed. This was drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence.
Deep Yin Thought Day 17
Felt a bit playful and adventurous after the short Yin Yoga practice today. Mind was bouncy and all over the place.
Deep Yin Thought Day 16
The steady hand has gentle wobbles as lines are drawn after another Yin Yoga sequence. I enjoy how the strong lines work with the curves making shapes as if they were bubbling up from the page.
Deep Yin Thought Day 15
I find myself revisiting similar patterns as I draw - in very much the same way I revisit poses during yoga. The mind does not get board, but instead finds the subtle differences in how the pose or pattern has changed or evolved over time. This has taught me that no matter how many times something is done there is always something new to learn.
Deep Yin Thoughts Day 14
This image was drawing while in the Yin Yoga pose Butterfly. I felt myself begin to release more and more as if I was melting toward the floor while in this pose. The drawing took on a beautiful fluttering effect as my pen glided across the paper.
Deep Yin Thought Day 12
Feeling a connection to the seed - the beginning or starting point. Drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence.
Deep Yin Thought Day 11
Back to the basics as the mind bounced from one thing to the next - Drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence one might always assume the calm bliss that is typically received from Yin practice will carry over to the next thing on one's agenda. However, I have noticed some days the calmness stays and some days I feel energized from the practice. This is one of those energized days.
Deep Yin Thought Day 10
I almost reached for a new pen to draw todays Zentangle, but I reflected how I felt similar to the frail thin lines and continued to use the pen. Even when we feel as if we can not be stretched anymore the universe has a way of still keeping us lightly tethered and held together.
Deep Yin Thought Day 9
Focus was taken deeply in the center of my being and this is the drawing that came out.
Deep Yin Thought Day 8
Drawn after a Yin Yoga sequence. The focus was on letting myself just be in the pose (which is typically how one practices Yin), but today the attention was specifically guided to just being. It was calming and made me feel like a very stretchy elastic bubble.
Deep Yin Thought Day 7
This was drawn while holding Swan pose for about 15 minutes each side. *Also known as One Legged King Pigeon Pose. The Sanskrit name of this asana (pose) is Eka Pada Rajakapotasana you can click here if you would like to see what this asana looks like. As I stated before in Yin Yoga the poses may look the same as traditional one but have different names, this is because the intention is different. In Yin Yoga our aim is different and targeted on the connective tissue, joints and ligaments.
I was actually quite surprised to find my body enjoyed staying in this pose for 15 minutes. Most days I feel myself wanting to ease myself out after about 7 minutes.