Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a quiet contemplative practice.

Yin yoga works deeply into our bodies with passive, longer-held poses.

It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia networks of the body and the meridians. This is in contrast to a Yang yoga practice such as Vinyasa yoga which targets the muscles.

Energetically, Yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. Yin yoga also offers wonderful emotional and mental health benefits.

What to expect in a typical Yin yoga class

A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Yin is almost entirely passive, although some Yin asanas contain Yang elements. During the asanas, muscles are relaxed to avoid muscle spasms, which could result from engaging muscles for long periods.

Benefits of a regular practice

Increases circulation and improves flexibilityCalms and balances the mind and body

Reduces stress and anxiety

Releases fascia

Encourages deeper relaxation

Improves joint mobility

Brings balance to the organs through meridian stimulation

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Class Location

All classes will take place at my home

86 Short Rd, Arnprior (behind Arnprior Chrysler)