Yin Yoga

Life requires balance.  For every down, there is an up; for every outside, there is an inside.  Yoga also requires balance.  If you are only doing the “yang” forms of yoga it may be time to discover the yin-side of your practice.

 

Life requires balance.  For every down, there is an up; for every outside, there is an inside.  Yoga also requires balance.  If you are only doing the “yang” forms of yoga it may be time to discover the yin-side of your practice. 

 

A slow, nourishing, meditative form of yoga which works deep into the connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia and ligaments in the body.  Based on the principles of Chinese Traditional Medicine developed with the aim of stimulating the free flow of energy (Chi) through the body, removing any blockages, increasing circulation in the joints, improving flexibility and enhancing the well being of our mind and body.

 

This practice involves long holds in the postures, between three to five minutes, using our breath to guide us and move through any resistance, allowing us to unlock deeply held tension and help balance our busy “yang” lifestyles by cultivating patience, stillness and deep relaxation.

 

The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Movement and stretching hydrate the fascia and literally help slow the ageing process. 

Other benefits include reduced stress, balancing of energy, increased circulation, improved flexibility and release of tension.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. IS THIS CLASS FOR ME?

What to expect in a typical Yin yoga class. A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Bring a water bottle and your own mat if you prefer, or you can hire a studio mat for £1.

Q. WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you have time to get ready and allow a prompt start.

Q. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Cotton clothing is more suitable then stretchy synthetic fabrics, but wear what you feel most comfortable in that will allow your body to move and stretch freely. There are changing cubicles at the studio for before and after class.

Q. WHEN SHOULD I EAT?

Try not to eat a heavy meal at least two hours before class, but a light snack is fine if you need.

Q. HOW DO I GET TO THE CLASS?

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