In Yin yoga a series of passive floor poses are held for up to 5 minutes. They mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine, targetting areas full of connective tissue – ligaments, joints, bones, the fascia networks of the body and the meridians (the energy super highways of the body). It is a quiet and contemplative practice. Someone has said it is like a deep tissue massage for the body.
Benefits: ‘calms and balances’ the mind and body, reduces stress and anxiety, increases circulation, improves flexibility, improves joint mobility, balance the internal organs and improves the flow of energy around our bodies.
Feedback: Thank you for this morning’s session. It really did me good physically and mentally and I feel so so much better now. I don’t think I realised how tensed up and stressed I was.