Yin Yoga

Class runs on

Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:15

Drop in £15, Half term block (5 - 7 classes) - £10 per class

 

Benefits of a regular Yin Yoga practice

  • Calms and balances the mind and body

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Increases circulation

  • Improves flexibility

  • Releases fascia

  • Improves joint mobility

  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana through meridian stimulation

Yin Yoga and the body

Yin Yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want. The principle of exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it. Different Yin Yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body. This has the effect of balancing the body’s internal organs and systems. Yin Yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, so not all yoga poses can be done safely or effectively when practising Yin style. Thus Yin asanas have different names when practised in a Yin style.

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