What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is a quiet and introspective practice that incorporates passive, longer-held postures that target the connective tissue (ligaments, joints, bones, and deep fascia). These structures are especially rich in connective tissues.
The postures are mostly on the floor or laying down and held for three to five minutes. In Yin Yoga, we focus on sensation, stillness and being in the present moment.
Where did Yin Yoga come from?
Like most yoga practices, yin yoga dates back many years and has developed out of a yoga style called Taoist Yoga. Taoist yoga includes stretches and static postures combined with breath work.
The original intention of yoga was to prepare the body for long periods of seated meditation and would have been more Yin-like. As time goes on and the popularity of yoga has grown, we are experiencing more varieties that encompass many styles and paces.
What are the benefits of Yin Yoga?
· Lubrication and protection of joints
· Regulates energy in the body
· Calming and balancing for the mind
· Improves flexibility
· Release of fascia throughout the body
· Increases circulation
· Brings balance to your organs through meridian stimulation
· Reduces stress and anxiety
Try a class. Join us for Yin Yoga every Sunday evening 7:30pm EST.