This is a still and chill practice with an emphasis on applying moderate stress to stretch the connective tissue, bones, tendons, fascia, and ligaments. Yin uses mindful muscle relaxation to challenge the body to surrender and the mind to open and relax. While some poses are challenging, this style is accessible to all levels and bodies.
Most poses are done on the floor and held for 3-8 minutes allowing the connective tissue to release improving circulation, flexibility, and clearing the meridian channels.
Yin, at it’s deepest, quietest, stillest moments, is a mental and emotional practice. This is the perfect balance to our fast-paced culture as it switches the nervous stem from fright or flight to rest and repair, deeply conditioning and nurturing our adrenals and other organs.
If it’s difficult for you to destress, sit still, or meditate, this practice is for you!