I'm writing this to encourage everyone who hasn't tried Yin yoga to try it!
Benefits of a Yin yoga practice:
-Balances and improves the flow of prana or chi
Reduces the insane amount of stress and anxiety
-Improves joint mobility and releases fascia
-Calms the body and mind
Yin yoga is a floor practice, with little to no standing postures. The Yin postures are held longer to gently stretch connective tissues. Yin yoga teaches relaxing of the muscles around the connective in order to stimulate and remove blockages in the body internal organs and system. In hatha yoga class postures involve lengthening the spine, stretching, and engaging muscles. Whereas Yin yoga the muscles are relaxed so the body can completely release.
Yin yoga teaches you the art of stillness. In stillness is where you learn to observe the physical sensations of the body and your emotional connection to the sensation, without the story. This practice gives you time and space, allowing emotions, thoughts, and feelings to surface and flow through you. It requires tons of energy from your body to keep thing suppressed yin helps you release physical and emotional tension in your body.
I encourage you to try out this amazing practice with me! I teach a Yin yoga class every Thursday from 9:00am-10:00am at Temple Yoga Wellness. I teach a monthly Yin & Restorative Class the Last Friday of the month 6:30pm-8:00pm at Temple Yoga Wellness Center. Temple Yoga Wellness Center is located at 318 N. 2nd St. Temple, Tx.