Single Class $25
2 or more Classes $15 each
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is mostly about deep, long stretches to maintain a healthy level of flexibility. Yin the lesser known counterpart to an active Yang yoga practice. Yang yoga includes active yoga postures that are about engaging, stressing and compressing muscle tissues. Think Bikram 26&2 or Flow class. The focus is in creating balance and strength. Yin yoga focuses on the other half of our tissues, the deeper connective tissues. Think white tissues like ligaments, tendons, fascia. These tissues should be hydrated and elastic for a healthy body. They should “slide and glide” in allowing us mobility. And as we age, these are the tissues that become stiffer and decrease our mobility. Yin yoga is about focusing on deep tissue stretching and compressing for healthy joints and mobility.
Both Yin and Yang yoga bring a sense of mindful focus and lead to relaxation. Both are powered collaboratively with our breath. However, Yin yoga guides us to stretch in passive postures, allowing softening, strengthening and hydration of the deep tissues.
The Yin and Yang practices work together in a necessary balance. If muscles are very strong, but connective tissues are stiff, this leads to tightness and injuries at a deep tissue level. If deep tissues are open and loose but muscles are weak, this can lead to over stretching of muscles and, again, injuries can occur.
Solution? Create your Yin Yang beautiful body balance. Keep your body working in harmony by bringing the elements that you need.
What is Nidra Yoga?
The practice of Nidra Yoga involves deep relaxation of the whole body. After the Yin postures conclude, we invite students to lie comfortably and enjoy the guided relaxation of the whole body, and a moment (15 minutes) to completely let go. Staying for the Nidra portion of class after Yin is optional, of course, but you will be glad you did!
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