Yin is a great compliment to our normal “yang” styles of yoga at Hot Lotus. This nourishing and releasing practice involves gentle postures and shapes where experimental exploration is encouraged to rejuvenate, relax, refresh and restore you.
Within a yin class asanas (postures) are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from two to five minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for eight minutes or more. Students are encourage to release all tension in muscles so that the asanas, held for longer periods of time, can access deeper tissues.
Yin Yoga poses apply moderate and healthy stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation and movement in the joints, bones, tendons and improving flexibility.
Yin yoga will give you that opportunity to commit to stillness, observing what arises, releasing and letting go, opening, creating space and allowing your self-time to discover who you are.
Instead of focusing on building strength, Yin focuses on flexibility and relaxation by targeting deep connective tissue. Yin Yoga is suitable for all levels and for Beginners especially who may be particularly stiff we have a range of props such as blocks, blankets, bolsters, pillows, etc to assist in getting the most out of the postures.
Yin Yoga practice restores and supports balanced Qi (vital life force) flow within the meridian pathways.