Yin Yoga is a practice that is more passive, calm and relaxing. It forms the balancing counterpoint to our active yang yoga styles such as Ashtanga Yoga or Vinyasa Flow.
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for a longer period of time while the muscles are relaxed. By this, we apply healthy stress to the connective tissue of our body – the fasciae, tendons and ligaments – increasing the health of our joints and improving mobility. Yin Yoga also hydrates the body and stimulates metabolism. It relieves tension and penetrates into the deepest layers of our body, helping our bones, tendons and ligaments to regenerate.
On an emotional, mental and energetic level, Yin Yoga removes blockages and stimulates the flow of Prana/Qi, which brings us into our natural state of balance and inner peace.
Our Yin Yoga classes are infused by the wisdom of yoga philosophy and also incorporate principles of traditional Chinese medicine – providing you with a wide range of insights and giving you the inspiration to explore yourself.
To practice Yin Yoga safely, we follow three basic principles: Recognizing our own appropriate edge; resting in stillness and relaxing the muscles; holding each shape for a period of time.
As with everything in life, the balance between yin and yang, between activity and rest is important in order to lead a healthy and happy life. Feel welcome to create your own schedule of a balanced practice with us.