Hi Friends, normally I discuss a topic that is new to me and possibly to you so we can learn together! This week I want to talk about something familiar to me- Yin Yoga. Yin has changed the way I think about yoga.
I still remember my first yoga class, I signed up for a basic flow class. Many years ago, I changed into my newly purchased yoga pants and just prayed I wouldn’t fall over. To be honest that’s what I was focused on throughout most of the class, trying to stay up right and make my poses look anything like what the teacher was doing. I know some of you might have experienced something similar before.
As I continued my practiced I stumbled upon Yin Yoga. Yin allowed me to slow down, stay in the present, not worry about the next pose or how my current pose looked. I really connected with my body while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
Yin yoga is strain and pain free. With gentle movements and plenty of props you never put too much pressure on your body while holding a deep relaxing stretch.This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props as needed while holding poses. You hold each pose long enough to allow the joints and fascia to release, helping to reduce pain in your daily life and inject more confidence into your flow classes!
This mixture of extended poses and breathing is perfect for any beginner who hears the word yoga and thinks “I can’t do that” or “I am not flexible enough.” Yin is all about you and meeting you on your level. We hope to see you at our next Yin class – click here to sign-up/check out pricing and memberships.