Yin Yoga is a slower paced style of Yoga, where the poses are more restorative in nature and the postures are held for longer periods of time. Working fully with the Yin qualities of the practice, there is little action and more time to be self reflective and connect inside. Traditional styles of Yoga work with the balance of Yang (action) , and Yin (non-action). In Yin Yoga we are solely exploring the non-action of the whole and the experience of surrender and letting go.
Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Often viewed as a more meditative approach to yoga, its goals are awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
We will explore various static poses - using props for ease and comfort. When we hold the poses in a more passive fashion, we work deeper with the connective tissues, as opposed to the regular muscles used in more active styles of Yoga. This allows students to work deeply on the emotional healing level.