Yin Yoga is known as "The Quiet Practice" or "The Practice of Quiet Power." It is a dynamic blend of modern meridian theory, floor poses held in quiet tranquility, and the contemplative teachings of mindfulness and meditation.
The practice addresses every level of our being : physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Within the context of Eastern medicine, “the unimpeded flow ofchi” restores balance in the psycho/emotional, energy and spiritual bodies. The long-held quiet Yin postures soften and release the connective tissue of the body and primarily targets the bones, joints, tendons and ligaments which have become tight and restricted through injuries, repetitive stress, poor postural habits and even emotional trauma.
The connective tissue ( fascial layers) houses the meridian system, known to many of us through acupuncture and shiatsu. The contemplative practice of mindfulness meditation within the poses, helps to cultivate and internal atmosphere of inquiry, receptivity and compassion leading to a state of tranquility.
Some of the benefits of Yin Yoga are:
- Calming, balancing and healing to the mind and body
- Regulates energy in the body to restore health and well-being
- Increases mobility, flexibility and fluidity in the body, especially the joints
- Deeply releases fascial constriction throughout the body where past emotional
or physical trauma has been stored.