In April I finished my Yin Yoga level 1 teacher training in the Netherlands. I am so happy that I can share this beautiful practice now also with my students. Yin Yoga is the opposite of Yang Yoga, though the two practises complement each other.
We all need Yin and Yang in our lives, but how much of each varies from person to person. If you are used to a yang oriented yoga practice, it might be interesting to discover yin yoga as well. The yin practice is a more mindful meditative practice, since you hold a posture for 3 to 5 minutes or even longer. By holding the postures for such a long time the connective tissues will be stimulated. These tissues are less elastic than the muscles, you can compare it to plastic so they will break more easily, therefore they require a slow practise. By working on this tissues they can become a bit more flexible over time and this will increase the flexibility of the whole body.
Yin Yoga will increase the flexibility of the body, this will positively impact the Yang practise as well. So Yogi’s give it a try
Read more about Yin Yoga here