Yin Yoga is a form of yoga in which you hold your body in static poses for long periods of time in order to increase flexibility, improve circulation, and release tension in the connective tissue.
The goal of yin yoga is not to make you sweat or breath heavily, but rather to use gravity and stress to stretch your muscles and ligaments. This type of yoga is known for its many benefits, including increased flexibility, improved circulation, and reduced tension in the connective tissue.
Yin Yoga focuses on a passive and restorative style of yoga. It is a slow-paced class that is done on the floor.
Yin Yoga can be used to heal injuries, joint pain, and connective tissue problems. It has been shown to improve flexibility, circulation, and help with issues related to sitting at a desk for long periods of time.
What Is a ‘Yin’ Practice?
Yin is one of the two main categories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Yun practices include acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, and tui na (Chinese medical massage).
Yin practices are aimed at the body’s meridians and acupuncture points. They are used to regulate the flow of qi energy through the body which is essential for good health.
Why is Yin Yoga So Effective?
Yin yoga is a more gentle and restorative style of yoga.
The benefits of Yin yoga include: increased flexibility, improved circulation, and balanced and toned muscles and joints.
Yin Yoga is often considered to be one of the most effective styles of yoga because of its ability to improve posture, reduce chronic pain, and release tension from the body.
The Physical Benefits of Practicing Yin Yoga
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, characterized by poses that are held for 3-5 minutes or longer. It is said to be more meditative, restorative and therapeutic than any other type of practice.
Some of the physical benefits of practicing Yin Yoga are:
- Improves our digestion
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Strengthens the pelvic floor muscles
How to Practice Yin Yoga at Home or on the Go with a Mat & Bolster
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice to stretch and lengthen the connective tissue. It is intended to help the joints, muscles, ligaments, etc. to release and become more elastic. However, it can be difficult for some people to find a studio or class that offers Yin Yoga.
The following are ways you can practice Yin Yoga at home or on the go with a mat & bolster:
– Place your mat parallel to one end of your bed or couch
– Lay down on your back with the bolster behind your head and neck
– Bring elbows to knees and tuck palms under thighs (or bring arms over head)
– If lying down on couch or bed without bolster, put towel underneath shoulders for comfort