MoreYoga & Yoga Evolved
2nd December 2018 – SOLD OUT!
16th December 2018 – BOOK NOW! Due to Demand!
1.00 to 3.30pm
BOOK NOW! SECOND EVENT ON 16TH DEC DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Gin Yin combines two of the great ways to relax, Yin Yoga and high quality gin! Yin Yoga offers deeper access to the body targeting connective tissue, fascia and ligaments with the aim of lubricating and protecting the joints. In order to target these Yin tissues we must first learn to relax the surrounding muscles. A small amount of alcohol can help achieve the desired physiological state to facilitate this action.
Many of us lead fast-pacing, demanding and intensely stressful life-styles. Yin Yoga gives us the opportunity to slow things down, relax and unwind. In this workshop, we will look at a number of classic Yin poses designed to help to open up the body and calm the mind, alleviating anxiety and reducing stress. This will also include a short guided meditation and mindful gin tasting!
Gin is an excellent low calorie choice as it is also made from a mix of natural and nutritious herbs providing numerous health benefits when drunk in moderation. In fact, as early as the Middle Ages, gin was used as a form of herbal medicine. You will leave this workshop feeling grounded and revitalised and maybe with a new appreciation for gin!
We will continue the gin experience at local micro-gin distillery Half Hitch, where you’ll learn about gin making techniques and a bit of history about Camden’s centuries long love affair with gin. We’ll then kick back, relax and enjoy a well-earned gin and tonic – a chance to connect with fellow MoreYogis and make new friends!
£20 ticket price includes:
- 90 minute Gin Yin workshop including one measure of Half Hitch gin
- Mini tour and gin taster at Half Hitch gin distillery
- One Gin & Tonic at Lockside Camden (additional drinks can be purchased at a 10% discount)
7 proven health benefits of drinking gin
1. Juniper berries are super berries
The word “gin” actually derives from the older English word genever and the Latin word for juniper, juniperus. Gin is the most natural spirit as its main ingredient is juniper berries. These super berries are jam-packed with infection fighting qualities as they are warming, stimulating and disinfecting.
2. More antioxidants = fewer wrinkles
Juniper berries are full of antioxidants and boost the regenerating cells in your body for smoother, healthier looking skin.
3. It’s a low-calorie spirit
You don’t need to worry too much about your waistline. Gin is one of the least calorific spirits with 97 calories per shot. The juniper berries come into action by increasing the number of enzymes that break down your food and helping your digestion. This also means less bloating.
4. It can help you live longer
You guessed it. Juniper berries. They contain flavonoids which are great for preventing heart disease and improving your blood circulation as you get older. Although, of course, excessive drinking could have the opposite effect.
5. It can help fight kidney and liver disease
Juniper berries help stop water retention in your body, allowing you to pass more water than any other alcohol. This means that more of the harmful toxins and bacteria which you consume when you drink alcohol are flushed out your system.
6. It’s good for your bones and joints
Gin’s makeup helps to relieve achy joints and gout, and its alcohol content coupled with the juniper berries can be an effective treatment for chronic pain and inflammations, such as arthritis.
7. It can help fight off coughs
The oils contained in juniper berries can alleviate coughs by expelling the mucus in the throat and aiding lung congestion. The great thing about gin is that it can be mixed with many different herbs and ingredients such as ginger, which will help to soothe a sore throat.
(Source: Evening Standard)