Yin yoga is a style of yoga practice that targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones and joints that are not usually exercised when in a more active style of asana practice. Yin meaning still, static and calm, in stillness you are able to calm and balance the mind and body. Regular Yin Yoga practice has many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving circulation, increasing flexibility and fascial release.
Suitable for all levels, this style of yoga compliments the more dynamic and muscle focusing styles of yoga that emphasise on internal heat, lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga, targeting connective tissues, works on flexibility of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
Yin Yoga is perfect for after a long day at work, school or a vigorous workout. Holding each pose for between 2-5 minutes allows you to focus on your breathing and relax into the poses, improving your flexibility and allowing for a deeper stretch. Breathing is a very important part of yoga, bringing oxygen into your muscles, organs and mind and stimulating an energy flow within the body.