About Yin Yoga

What is Yin Yoga?

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. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.  Yin yoga has no heat.

It is the balancing practice for your Yang style of yoga- like Bikram Yoga. 

How it works

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 (which we call the Yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.

Suitable for almost all levels of students, 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. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, a Yin yoga practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to seven minutes! Yin and Yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice. 

What do I need to bring?

You will need comfortable clothing that you can freely move in, something a little more covered than hot yoga clothing as there is no heat. You may wish to bring a light blanket.

You will need (1) a yoga mat, (2) a bath-sized towel and (3) a bottle of water

If you forget/ don't own any of these, we do sell them but also hire them

Mat Hire $3

Towel Hire $3

Water $3 / $5

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