Yin Yoga is a descriptive term used to distinguish between this softer way of working with Hatha Yoga and the stronger vinyasa styles which have evolved since the emergence of Ashtanga Yoga. Most people who practise yoga regularly eventually come to practise at least some of their yoga in a Yin way, enjoying the calm and healing qualities that the practise can bring to them.
“Exercises that create a gentle traction of the connective tissue are yin. As important as it is for our physical and mental well-being to be strong, it is not muscular strength that gives us the feeling of ease and lightness in the body, it is the flexibility of the joints. I have known many muscularly powerful adults who are physically incapacitated or uncomfortable because of joint problems in their back or legs. Athletes don’t retire because of muscular problems, they retire because of joint problems. Bad ankles, bad backs, bad knees— these are the injuries that force athletes to retire and old people to shuffle around. Yin yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints.” [Paul Grilley]
This workshop is an opportunity to experience the effects of a Yin Yoga practice and to learn about some of the underpinning theory behind the practice.
Suitable for all ages, levels of experience, and all abilities, even those with no previous yoga experience.
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