Are you feeling low on energy, overstimulated and stressed? Then Yin Yoga might just be what you need.
A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine.
Each posture is held between 1 – 3, sometimes 5 minutes. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.
Yin Yoga works the connective tissues. Holding certain postures in a more passive way and for longer allows the body to respond by making it longer and stronger.
Yin teaches you to really listen and learn – it brings long periods of time in often uncomfortable positions, which then asks you to learn to “be” and “accept what is”. A great way to re-energize and re-focus.
“Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are..” – Rolf Gates
Calms and Balances the Mind & Body
By doing Yin Yoga, you are giving yourself plenty of time to do nothing other than breathing – a perfect way to find space in your mind, to slow down and be guided into a better space.
Blood circulation is an important part of your body’s overall function and health – yoga is a great way for people of all ages to increase their circulation, which improves body functions.
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Yoga does not only relieve stress and anxiety, but has shown to improve symtoms of depression, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Yin yoga stretches both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body, increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.