Duration: 75 minutes
Benodigdheden: Own yogamat
Doel: Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues: the tendons, fascia, and ligaments. With the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time: five minutes or longer per pose is typical. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. Initially, yin yoga sessions consisted of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that primarily affect the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues, the “loading” of which is a main focus in this style of yoga. It contains elements of mindfulness and has a soothing effect on body and mind.