Yin Yoga is for those of us who may desire a more comfortable body to live in, both physically and mentally.
Yin Yoga classes have a much slower pace, and the postures are primarily passive in nature. They are held and supported using props, anywhere from one minute to five or six minutes, in order to target the body’s tight connective tissues, rather than muscle groups. The connective tissue (or fascia) fits like a sleeve around much of the body’s joints, muscles and internal organs, giving us support and shape.
A regular weekly practice of Yin Yoga will give you a chance to ‘slow down and smell the roses’. At the same time, by working on any tight uncomfortable areas in the body which we would normally avoid (of which we all have many!), a feeling of spaciousness within and around the body may result, encouraging a sense of well being, good health and comfort.
In a world that is increasingly more go-go-go, or yang in nature, Yin Yoga can provide you with that much needed balance between Yin and Yang in your day to day living.