Yin Yoga engages connective tissue, creating lasting changes in posture and movement.
Holding poses for a longer time allows the body to change in an enduring way, releasing patterns of tension. These changes can have significant effects on range of motion and ease of movement.
The terms yin and yang refer to Taoist understandings about the inherent qualities of nature such as hard and soft, hot and cool. “Yin” is associated with the feminine, introspection, and slow. Within the context of a yoga practice, “yin” indicates the types of tissues we are affecting, and our approach to practice. A yin practice is quiet, inwardly focused and contemplative.
Classes are composed of subtle, yet deep breath and mostly seated and supine postures. Props are utilized to create ease and accessibility. Hands-on assistance will be offered.
Yin yoga complements more dynamic and muscular practices such as competitive sports, kayaking and cycling. This practice also supports developing a capacity for meditation. Seated meditation will be introduced, once the body is comfortable.
Poetry or ambient music may be included. Suitable for all levels.