WHAT IS YIN YOGA?
Yin yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones and even joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in an active hot yoga class. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular style of yoga that emphasizes internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
THE BENEFITS OF YIN YOGA
Yin Yoga has been compared to giving yourself an acupuncture session while meditating. It’s a quiet, simple practice, but not always an easy one! Some of the benefits of Yin Yoga include:
- Improved sleep
- Enhanced mental focus
- Improved flexibility
- Improved connective tissue health
- Improved emotional regulation
OUR YIN YOGA CLASS
By holding and softening into the postures for 3-5 minutes, we stretch and strengthen our connective issues. We also sit in relative quiet and stillness for that time, which forces us to breathe and feel what comes up for us (thoughts, feelings, states of being). Sitting in this way is a challenging but wonderful practice. Check our class schedule to see which Yin Yoga class works best for you!