Stretch & Release Yin Yoga
This class is designed to improve the flexibility of your muscles and joints by incorporating deep stretching techniques and restorative yoga breathing and meditation. It consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work various parts of the body such as the hips, pelvis, lower spine and inner thighs. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues, the systematic loading of which is a main focus in this style of yoga.
Yin Yoga practice targets the connective tissue i.e. the tendons, fascia, and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility, as opposed to the more dynamic practices of Yoga or Pilates, which target the muscles. It invites stillness of mind and body via gentle poses that stretch the connective tissues of the body, and can help to soothe and relax the nervous system whilst it prepares the mind and body for stillness and insight. Yin Yoga aims to increase flexibility in the shoulders, spine, lower back, hips and pelvis. Yin can be a wonderful foray into meditation for those who are not inclined to sit while meditating.
This practice is beneficial to those seeking pain treatment and trauma recovery, and to athletes or others who wish to increase their range of motion or enhance the flow of energy within their bodies. Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to the more active, yang lifestyles we lead. Make a Yin Yoga class a staple in your fitness routine once a week, and you’ll be surprised at the benefits!
Our Yin Yoga class is on Monday evenings at 8pm