Yin Yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that covers the body. Yin Yoga (Daoist Yoga) helps regulate the flow of energy in the body, the Chi Flow.
Yin Yoga postures are mainly on the floor and are more passive. You relax in the postures, soften the muscles and move closer to the bone. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. These postures are held for three to five minutes. The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation.
It is a meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. The practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissues such as connective tissues, fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin Yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
This intimate practice of Yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations and emotions.
Benefits of Yin Yoga
Calming and balancing to the mind and body.
Regulates energy in the body
Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips.
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