A variety of restorative poses involving long, deep and passive motions that last for several minutes. As we release muscle tension in the body, the Yin practice exercises the deeper connective tissues of the body…the tendons, ligaments, fascia, joints, bones & cartilages. Yin Yoga focuses on the lower back and pelvic region where we are rich in these connective tissues. These tissues are closer to our core & are associated with the energy channels (meridians/nadis) of the body. Recent research in Japan and the US also associate the connective tissue with the meridians and the flow of energy (qi or prana) in the body.
Some of the benefits of Yin Yoga include ~a deeper range of motion ~an increased flow of energy ~a deeper feeling of relaxation and calm ~reduced stress levels ~improved overall health
A very peaceful and inward practice, Yin Yoga, done with regularity, is what creates lasting mobility & openness throughout the body. No previous Yoga experience is necessary. This class is beneficial to all, including athletes and Yoga practitioners.