Yang-Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga
All Levels
Thu Apr 29
(UTC-05:00) New York
75 min

About this class

See my intro & demo of Yang-Yin here: https://youtu.be/Ja8xyCffsWI

We will warm up with traditional Salutations before moving into specific core, back, arms & leg drills and ending with specific Yin yoga poses to keep those muscles lean after the strengthening components and provide a meditative cool down acknowledging the blessings your body can provide you.

Yin yoga is a passive, still practice that works into the deeper layers of connective tissue, joints, and ligaments to release chronic held tension and to restore vitality and health to these important tissues. Unlike the muscles, which are more yang parts of our bodies, the connective tissues need to be addressed with a quiet attitude of acceptance. Postures are practiced seated or reclining and are held for several minutes (3-5) at a time. This practice also targets the meridian lines of Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture to enhance the body's immunity, create emotional equilibrium and promote the balanced flow of chi or prana. Yin Yoga balances the yin and yang aspect of ourselves through a strong, sweet practice that will challenge you physically and mentally. Yin yoga is appropriate for students of all levels.

You will focus on

  • Strength training drills targeting our core, back, arms & legs
  • Lengthening poses to keep the targeted muscles lean

How to come prepared

  • Have the following props available to you from your mat: Bolster, rolled up blanket, strap or belt, 2-4 blocks.
  • The following props are optional: a 3-5 lb hand weight, 10 lb sandbag -or- 5 lb bag of rice.