Yin Yoga is a slow, passive form of yoga that stretches and stimulates the connective tissue rather than the muscles, so enabling very deep work on the ligaments and fascia that more yang (dynamic) yoga practices cannot offer.
The postures are simple and accessible, focusing on stretching and strengthening the lower spine and hips, and are held for an extended period of time.
This is a very relaxing and revitalising form of yoga that is beneficial for both beginners and experienced yogis, and is a great complement to a yang style practice.
In this class, we will explore how soft meditative stretching can be very helpful for easing areas of long term tension. Slow, gentle stretching can teach the muscles to relax, meditation and pranayama can help maintain the softening and reduce inflammation.