It was on that retreat that I realized that there can never be a relaxed body with a restless mind. Similarly, a deeply relaxed mind is a surefire path to a deeply relaxed body.
I’m often surprised at how little-known this practice tends to be. It’s relegated to a few weekly classes at some (but not all) studios. And I often have to give a detailed explanation of just what it is. That is just a damn shame as far as I’m concerned! This post will serve to demystify the practice, clarify any questions, and hopefully by the end you’ll be ready to sign up for your first Yin class yourself.
You’ve tried it before… You sit on the cushion, and you say that you’re gonna meditate. A few minutes pass and nothing really happens. You’re still awash in your thoughts. You feel no bliss or calm. You’ve determined this whole meditation game is a scam. Maybe monks in Tibet can meditate, but not ME.