Yin Yoga

Overview

A very slow place style on yoga, Yin yoga comes from the Taoist tradition and focuses on passive, seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between one and five minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. It is a wonderful way to learn the basics of meditation and stilling the mind. As such, it is ideal for athletic types who need to release tension in overworked joints, and it is also good for those who need to relax. It balances out the practice of more ‘yang’ or vigorous styles of yoga. Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.

Benefits of this class :

To delve deeper into your meditation practice or to start going on a journey of meditation, learning the different ways to let go and surrender.
To use breathing exercises to achieve a state of relaxation in which you can bring into your daily life as a tool to destress or to even help fall asleep easier.
To go into poses and hold poses that will help stretch, relax and decompress your body with no muscular effort, strain or tension.

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