Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. It is not uncommon to see postures held for three to five minutes, the time spent in these postures is much like time spent meditation, supporting the student to transition from active to passive movement.
The student is trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions, which can be easy to avoid in a faster paced yoga practice. Yin yoga teaches you how to really listen, you don’t get the opportunity to go in and out, jump around and find a distracted version of stillness within your practice. Yin is such a great compliment to other styles and your own personal life, because it brings long periods of time in an uncomfortable position, which then asks you to learn to “be” to “accept what is” in that given moment. Something we can all benefit from.
Some benefits of Yin Yoga include:
- Calming and balancing to the mind and body
- Regulates energy in the body
- Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips
- Lowers levels of stress
- Greater stamina
- Better lubrication and protection of joints
- More flexibility in joints & connective tissue
- Release of fascia throughout the body
- Help with temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) and migraines
- Deeper Relaxation
- A great coping for anxiety and stress
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