Have you tried Yin Yoga? If you’re tired, perhaps struggling to manage stress or anxiety, craving energy, or perhaps overstimulated with a busy mind, it might just be the answer. Yin Yoga is the gentle side of a yoga practice, passive with supported postures and targeting the deeper connective tissues: ligaments, joints and fascia. Resting between postures to feel the Rebound allows us to return to our centre, our balance and find the inner stillness that is available to us all. Now a 9 week course.
Like many forms of yoga, Yin works physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Physically; Yin works on the deeper tissues. Over time it can allow for a greater degree of flexibility and mobility because different Yin Yoga postures stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial tissues. This has the effect of balancing the body’s internal organs and systems when we relax the muscles around the connective tissue. Emotionally and mentally; Becoming still in a posture and staying for a while, creates a gap where we can witness the physical responses in the body which not only includes any physical tensions but also emotions and mental states too as these also manifest in the physical. At the end of each posture, lying in stillness we have the opportunity to let go of any and all tensions that maybe arising. This is the Rebound, letting go, recalibration, to allow a new manifestation!
Benefits of a regular Yin Yoga practice:
Calms a busy thinking mind
Allows deep relaxation of the body
Reduces stress and anxiety
Releases fascia tensions and improves the sol-gel balance
Improves joint mobility
Balances the internal organs
Improves the flow of energy in the body
This style of yoga is quite different to other forms of yoga as you will be holding poses for minutes at a time. Do not expect to work up a sweat or build muscle, but you more than likely will leave the class feeling more relaxed than when you arrived.