Yin Yoga targets the Yin tissues of our bodies; such as bones, ligaments, tendons and fascia, as opposed to the more Yang pliable muscles that are targeted during a more active, dynamic Yoga practise.
Yin Yoga has three basic guidelines:
· Bring your body to a healthy edge in the pose that allows your body to relax
· Be still and feel the sensations that arise within the pose
· Stay in the pose anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes.
This serves to balance the mind and body while increasing joint mobility and range of motion.
In Chinese medicine, the physical body is mapped by energy lines called meridians. The pathways have certain energetic qualities, and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of them is associated with a physical and energetic organ. For example, when we practise butterfly pose we are opening the meridians of the inner legs. Through these channels run the spleen, liver and kidney meridians. An obstruction in any one of the pathways could lead to a disfunction in the corresponding organs.
What to Expect
The entire Universe, including us is made up of energy, all vibrating at its own resonant frequency, including your entire body, every organ, bone, tissue is in a state of vibration with its own resonance. Sound healing restores the correct vibratory resonance to the part of the body that is vibrating out of harmony to amplify the body’s own natural rhythm and healing.
Yin Yoga aligns the body to serve the intention of the pose. Beautifully blended with crystal singing bowls, that also serve the intention of the pose, unite to bring the body into harmony.
Yin yoga is a slow paced style of yoga where the postures are held for longer with support from props, anywhere from 1-5 minutes.
|Difficulty||All Levels, Beginner friendly|
|Props||This class uses props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. If you have your own please bring these to class, alternatively you can bring a pillow case, blanket or towel to cover the studio props|