DEFINITION: Yin is the stable, immobile, hidden aspect of things.
Founded on the Taoist theory of yin and yang, opposite concepts that, together, represent balance. Today’s practice was founded by Paulie Zink. And become popular due to Paul Grilley, and Sarah Powers
Works on the Yin tissues “connective tissues” ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia, r that react better to a slow, steady load. The principle of exercise is to gentle stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it.
Energetically, improves Chi Flow “(the subtle energy) that run through the meridian system of the body.
PRACTICE: Deep introspective class. Usually consists in a series of long-held, for up to five minutes, passive floor poses, supported with props. Held with the muscles fully relaxed, allowing time and gravity to deepen the stretch and target the fascia. The time spent holding these asanas is similar to meditation. Streching mainly hips, pelvis low spine and shoulders, especially rich in connective tissues.
BENEFITS: Stretching YIN tissues, improves flexibility and joint mobility for a better Yang practice. Therapeutic, for back diseases. Calms and balances the mind. Reduces stress and anxiety. Flow of Chi improves organ health immunity, and emotional well-being. Balance an active lifestyle
LEVEL: All levels welcome, no yoga knowledge is required