Lesson 5: Yin Meditation – Playing Your Mental Edge

In this lesson, I talk about the second of four basic principles of Yin Meditation: Playing Your Mental Edge. I discuss ideas around appropriate postures for meditation, what it means to play your mental edge, and how this approach cultivates a sensitivity to cause and effect, or Karma. The general “mental posture” within Yin Meditation is for your mind to be receptive and open to the full range of your inner experience. But with such an open ­ended approach, it’s not uncommon for challenging emotions and themes to arise within your practice. I suggest handling these strong mental/emotional energies in the same manner that you might negotiate strong sensation in the body during a Yin Yoga posture.