Yin yoga focuses on passive postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between one and ten minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go.
Yin yoga,is a slow-paced yoga with long holds that allow time to tune in and observe the breath creating a powerful mind-body connection.
Yin offers a wealth of benefits that may help you to alleviate pain and tension, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve your overall well-being. The practice of holding a pose for an extended period teaches you to sit with and observe emotions, thoughts, or physical sensations as they arise.
It is complementary to all the more common physical (Yang) styles of yoga as well as for anyone with a very active lifestyle. Surprisingly, the intensity in this style comes from the lack of movement – and the stillness and mind focus
Yin can also be a great starting point for anyone interested in meditation as it has such an internal focus.