Yin Yoga — The other side of your yoga practice.
A focus on feeling.....
Slow down and come back into balance.....
Perfect for the committed athlete......
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles and is suitable for almost all levels of students*. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues (such as the ligaments; bones, and even the joints of the body) that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
While initially this style of yoga can seem boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from five breaths to several minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.
Yin Yoga postures put the mind and body in a blissful state of peace and calm. Return to the world refreshed, renewed, and centered.
*This is not a restorative practice, it is meant for healthy tissue. Please join our Sloga (slow gentle yoga) or Seniors Yoga.