Long Slow Deep (LSD) is a series developed by Bryan Kest (USA) as a complimentary series to Power Yoga. LSD is run as a feature class throughout the year.
You could consider the Power Yoga as a Yang practice involving movement, muscles activation and contraction and the creation of heat during the practice whereas Long Slow Deep is the Yin practice creating stillness, calm, cooling, encouraging patience, opening up the body, connective tissue, ligaments and fascia to improve mobility and flexibility.
Some benefits of LSD to name a few, cultivates mindfulness based practices to improve patience, acceptance and letting go. Additionally the practice assists in healing and injury prevention, finding relaxation, encourages the parasympathetic nervous system (that takes care of rest and digest) to override the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system otherwise known as fight, flight freeze. This is a major factoring issue in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and other trauma based conditions. Learn to transform tense energy to a steady flow and create some space for yourself.
What to expect?
Each pose during the sequence is held from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and the complete class runs for 2 hours. LSD is a practice to cultivate patience, approach with curiosity.
What to bring for LSD classes?
Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water (not a heated class). If available to you, bring along a bolster, blanket, cushion, 1 or 2 blocks and a strap to assist you in poses.