On the surface, a Yin practice might seem uneventful.
In Yin yoga, one of many types of yoga, sequences are a series of slow, long holds and mat-based postures that stretch out the connective tissues and fascia in the body.
It’s a practice for all level of yogis. Unlike Vinyasa and other yoga styles, in Yin all you need to do is relax in the pose. But this, as most of us know from meditation, often isn’t as easy or comfortable as it sounds!
To do Yin is to give over control – such a rare and therapeutic concept in our modern day lives.
The term “yin yoga” comes from the Taoist tradition. Yang relates to movement, creating heat in the body. Yin is about finding stillness and cooling the body. And, the theory goes, we need both to find balance and be our most optimal selves.
If you workout at the gym or spend your days sitting in front of a screen, Yin will bring significant rewards.