Yin Yoga Philosophy

Yin Yoga is a still practice that targets major tissues in the body – connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones. One’s body naturally dries and contracts over the course of a lifetime and the Yin poses prompt the body to rehydrate and nourish the tissues. Opposite to active and muscular based ‘Yang’ movements, the passive Yin poses require the muscles to mostly relax. The practice is primarily mat based, and poses are held for 3-5 minutes.

Yin Yoga is a powerful contemplative practice. The power is in its subtleness. The stillness of the poses allows the mind to also relax, giving the practitioner a meditative experience as well. It literally touches and transforms both your body and your mind.

The main areas of focus are the spine, pelvis and lower limbs. The practice is recommended for students of all levels.

Give yourself an experience that will help you to feel at greater ease in your body, and to lift some fog from the mind. Trying a Yin class yourself is the only way to understand this.

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