In Yin yoga, we do not work the muscles, unlike other yoga practices. Instead, we focus on relaxing the muscles by getting you into relaxation postures to target your deep connective tissues such as fascia, tendons and ligaments.
The aim here is to lengthen and strengthen the connective tissues by passive stretching, holding the pose for up to 5 minutes sometimes longer. It will help increase circulation to the joints, improve flexibility and regulate the body’s flow of energy as well as many other benefits. The principle of this exercise is to stress the tissue, so our body responds by strengthening it.
Yin & Yang
Yin complements other styles of training, as it helps athletes transform the way the body moves by working on the lengthening and strengthening the fascia ligaments and tendons.
Yang style workouts like running, MMA, boxing, most sports or dynamic yoga are so-called because they are active, sweat-inducing, heat-building, dynamic and repetitive. Yin is about the stretching, relaxation, stillness, rest, balance and release. It is good to have that Yin and Yang balance if we focus only on the Yang elements of working out, there is potential for the body to become overworked injured or fatigued.
Benefits of Yin Yoga
Increases circulation & improves flexibility
Encourages deeper relaxation
Reduces stress & anxiety
Brings balance to the organs through meridian stimulation
Calms & balances the mind & body
Improves joint mobility
The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body’s flow of energy.
Class time – 60 Minutes
Intensity level – This is a relaxation class for all levels
Music – To set the vibe
Heat level 🔥(20 – 22 degrees)