Yin yoga is not new but has become increasingly popular over the last few years. This is a more passive style of yoga in which the mainly floor based postures are held for a period of time. The reason for this is to access the fascia (tendons, ligaments & connective tissue) which is what we are targeting in Yin. Due to our modern day lifestyles the fascia become dry & tight leading to patterns of emotional & physical illness in the body.
Yin yoga is based on the Chinese Meridian theory of medicine. The meridians are stimulated as we work into each posture & each meridian is linked to a different organ in the body.
This style of yoga is suitable for all. It is especially beneficial for those who find it difficult to “switch off.”
There is a “stillness” & “quietness” about this practice that on a personal level is so beneficial.
Trained with Paul Grilley in 2018 & with-Yin-Yoga (Sebastian Pucelle & Murielle Burellier) in 2015