“We don’t use our body to get into a pose; we use a pose to get into our body”
Why I Love Yin Yoga
I’d like to share with you some of the reasons why Yin Yoga is my favorite form of yoga.
If you are a high-achiever and tend to have a Type-A personality like me, than this natural form of “medicine” might be just what your body and your mind need to help restore balance and relaxation.
I have been a student of yoga since the early 90’s, and I have found that after doing some Yin Yoga postures, I feel the most balanced, relaxed, de-stressed and grounded of any type of yoga I have experienced. Also, I notice that I am able to move with more ease and grace afterward. I actually feel “lighter”- both emotionally and physically!
Below is just a brief summary of some of the aspects that make this form of yoga unique and how it differs from some of the other more well-known types of yoga like Astanga, Hatha or Iyengar.
What Is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is an ancient form of yoga that has its roots in Taoist philosophy. It is a wonderful complement to a more challenging Yang practice, a general exercise regimen or for those who have a hectic, busy lifestyle.
|Unlike most other forms of yoga which target the muscles, which is considered “Yang” tissue, Yin Yoga uses longer-held, floor-based, passive and restorative postures to deeply stretch and release the deep “Yin” tissues of the body such as the joints, fascia and ligaments.|
The postures primarily focus on the core of the body, the low back, hips and thighs. This form of practice is also known to help stimulate chi flow, remove blockages and enhance right brain activity and intuition.
|Yin Yoga is ideal for those who are experiencing any pain, workout a lot, sit a lot, are under stress or seem to have constantly tight muscles.|
If you’d like to feel lengthened, grounded, relaxed and regenerated with a deep and lasting sense of muscle and joint release, then Yin Yoga is for you!
Come try a class today! No experience (or flexibility!) required.