Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas that are held for longer periods of time for 1 to 5 minutes. It is a more meditative approach to yoga, aiming at cultivating awareness of inner silence. This practice wonderfully complements other athletic activities including hot yoga, running, cycling, and winter sports.
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. They are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved qi flow is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. Expect a relaxed atmosphere and a meditative practice.
Suitable for everyone who wants to relax, relieve stress or improve flexibility.