Yin yoga is a gentle and meditative form of yoga that focuses on strengthening and stretching the connective tissues in the body, particularly around the joints. It is a slow and passive practice where postures are held for an extended period, usually between 3 to 5 minutes or even longer.
In contrast to more active forms of yoga, yin yoga does not target muscle strengthening but rather aims to relax the muscles. Its goal is to access deeper layers of the body, such as tendons, ligaments, and fascia, and to promote energy flow within the body. By holding the postures for an extended duration, these tissues are stimulated and stretched, enhancing mobility and flexibility.
Yin yoga draws inspiration from principles of Chinese medicine and yogic philosophy. It focuses on stimulating the meridians, the energy channels in the body, to promote the flow of life energy (qi). It also works on the deeper layers of the mind, inviting meditation, introspection, and the release of tensions and blockages.
Yin yoga is often considered a complement to more dynamic and yang-oriented styles of yoga. It provides a counterbalance to the fast pace and activity of modern life. It is suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions and can help reduce stress, increase flexibility, improve circulation, and promote deep relaxation and inner tranquility. Book your spot via our Mac app at schedule for yoga. You can join from home or live at the studio!