Is a unique style of yoga that works your body and mind in a totally different way from other classes.
Yin & Yang yoga is a mix of slow and fast-paced practice. “Yin” calms the mind and nervous system, stretches the joints and connective tissues. The practice enables you to turn inward, focusing on the breath and stillness within. While “Yang” is more traditional ashtanga or Hatha based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina and flexibility.
A lot of the yoga practiced in studios across the world. is what’s known as “yang” styles of yoga—vigorous, fast-paced classes like vinyasa, power, and Ashtanga. But there’s another equally important style that’s completely opposite: yin yoga.
While “Yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, “Yin” yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body.
In a Yin class, we usually hold poses for 3-5 minutes at a time, and it tends to be quite a meditative practice. When we practice Yin yoga, we’re trying to access the deeper tissues of the body, and many Yin yoga poses focus on areas like the hips, sacrum, and spine. It’s important to note that Yin yoga isn’t the same as restorative yoga, and can be quite intense physically.