A subtle yet profound practice. Yin Yoga is an opportunity to turn your focus inwards, find ease of movement and create space in your body, mind and life.
It is a slow, gentle practice, in which seated or reclined postures are held for 3 minutes or more (with the support of yoga props – blocks, bolsters, blankets).
By relaxing muscular effort (the Yang tissues), you allow the body to stretch the thicker layers of connective tissues around the joints (the Yin tissues). This unravels areas of tension that dynamic yoga practice can not always access. This makes Yin Yoga the ideal compliment to a regular Yang-style practice (such as Forrest Yoga).
Keen to try it out?
Join me for Yin Yoga every Tuesday from 7.30-8.45pm at Merchant City Yoga. To book, go directly to the studio website.
“You have travelled too far over fast ground now your soul has come to take you back.”
~ John O’Donohue