Yin yoga is a more meditative approach with a physical focus to access the deeper tissues of the body. Postures often focus on opening and lengthening the area of hips.
Yin yoga is an intimate practise that requires one to be willing to face feelings, sensations and emotions that are likely to come up to surface during or after yin practise. Yin yoga requires and teaches one to witness, accept and let go - the ultimately only way to transformation.
Some benefits of yin yoga:
- Calms and balances the mind and body
- Regulates energy of the body
- Increases mobility (especially the joints and hips)
- Lowers level of stress hormone cortisol and promotes positive feelings
- Increases elasticity of connective tissues
- Helps relaxing the body and letting go of anxiety and stress
- Increases circulation
- Balances flow of energy through internal organs
In a addition to being physical practise, yin is simultaneously meditative. Yin yoga energizes the mind and the body. A posture is supposed to feel calming, not pushing.
I offer well-tailored yin yoga courses for private groups and organizations.