Yin yoga is a quiet practice which takes you deep within yourself. This style of yoga gently stretches the connective tissue of the body, bringing freedom and opening to areas that may feel stuck or very tight. Yin yoga will also improve all forms of movement in your body while bringing softness and relaxation to the body, mind, and spirit. Yin yoga also focuses on balancing and harmonizing the meridians (energetic pathways) which are associated with major organs of the body. Yin poses are very specific and done on the floor for an extended period of time. Mornings are an ideal time to practice since the fascia has not been stretched from other muscular activities. Some yoga experience recommended.
Yin Yoga: The Hips
This yin practice will open and stretch the hips in more ways than one. This is a 24 minute practice. Suggested props: 1 yoga blanket or towel as needed for comfort and support.
Yin Yoga: The Spine
This yin practice focuses on the spine. The spine and the muscles and fascia surrounding the spine will move and stretch through backbending, twisting, side bending, and forward folding. This is a 25 minute practice. Suggested props: 1 yoga blanket or towel as needed for support and 1 block.