$20 for 10 Days Unlimited Classes
(introductory offer - single use only)
Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to a busy lifestyle and a hot yoga practice. This 75-minute class consists of long-held postures in a non-heated room. Yin Yoga is very accessible to people of all ages and focuses on the connective tissues. It is beneficial for tight hips, backaches, and stiff joints.
Most of the postures in Yin Yoga are on the floor and include forward bends with the occasional gentle backward bend. The benefits of the long-held stretches (typically 3-5 minutes) include:
- Calms and balances your mind and body
- Reduces your stress and anxiety
- Increases circulation, flexibility, and mobility to your joints
- Balances your internal organs
This quiet, slow style of yoga may sound boring, but you’ll be surprised to discover that this class can be challenging in its own unique way. Instructors can offer modifications for postures if needed. This might include suggesting that you bring a prop (blankets, straps, blocks, or bolsters) with you to class next time.
Yin Yoga helps the mind and body slow down, helping to cultivate patience, compassion, and acceptance. The term “yin” comes from Taoism. It’s opposite, “yang,” is associated with quick, repetitive movements that heat the body up, increases the heart rate, and allows sweat to flow. Having a balance of yin and yang is essential to living in a body that feels open and free.
Yin Yoga is not the same as restorative yoga. You will be slowly and consistently working the joints and ligaments, so if you have any major injuries, give yourself a chance to heal before coming to class.