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a deliciously deep and mindful practice in which floor-based postures are held for 3-5 minutes. This allows the body to slowly stretch and unwind. Knots in muscle fibres may release and energy can flow freely throughout the body. You might find yourself feeling ‘lifted’ and ‘light’ after a Yin Yoga class. By staying we can enable stillness to arrive in the physical body. Through this stilling we create a space to witness the sensations in the body and fluctuations of mind, emotions and breath.

Yin Yoga can affect us positively, benefits might include:

  • Increases mobility and flexibility, especially in hips, sacrum and spine
  • Strengthening and lubrication of joints
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Balanced energy levels
  • Increased health of connective tissue and joints
  • Deeper relaxation and improved mediation
  • Stimulates meridian pathways and chi flow
  • Feeling calm and balanced
  • A positive balance to a Yang lifestyle
  • Supports an active Yang practice

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A conscious relaxing of effort