In her book The Art of YogaSutras, Yayo Kim says she started by writing about the science behind how people sit, which is very different from what you might think of as a yoga studio.
The restorative techniques, she explains, are based on “receptive energy”, which she says is a type of energy that has “the potential to help us heal.”
The techniques, which were inspired by Buddhist practice, include a “nibbana”, or meditation, and a “reclining pose”, which Kim says is more “relaxed and more comfortable”.
The yoga studio she founded, Yoga Studio, has already raised over $60,000 for a fund to help women with physical, mental and emotional health.
She also launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new kind of yoga class called “Mental Yoga”, which was funded on Friday, and will offer women an alternative to sitting in a chair for long stretches.
While there are still some limitations to the new classes, Kim says the “superstar” status she’s receiving from the website and her own blog are due to her success in raising funds and attracting attention from other practitioners.
“It’s all due to a combination of my own hard work and that of others,” she said.
“I think the whole thing is really cool.
I feel so lucky to be a part of this movement.”
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