Yin yoga is not new but is the fastest growing style of Yoga in the West right now. I’m sure this is because we are all so tired all the time & Yin allows & encourages us to be still & actually “listen” to our bodies. I love this style of Yoga & my Yin classes are very popular with students, some students coming more than once a week.
This is passive style of yoga in which the mainly floor based postures are held for set 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. Some weeks we may focus on the Meridians, others the breath, mindfulness or just stillness.
This style of yoga is suitable for most students as long as you can get onto the floor, as the poses can be adapted. It is especially beneficial for those who find it difficult to “switch off.”
Trained with Paul Grilley in 2018 & with-Yin-Yoga (Sebastian Pucelle & Murielle Burellier) in 2015
See why people in Beeston and Nottingham are enjoying Yoga with Yvonne Patrick.
“For me the challenge of Yin is in being able to get beyond my body’s natural, protective, defensive tension and get my mind to accept that relaxing and softening into a pose isn’t necessarily going to hurt my body. I suppose it’s a lifetime of habitual posture and movement that is the root cause of that. It seems that the first two minutes of the challenging poses I spend on convincing my mind it’s ok to let go and the final minute getting to that aaahh! moment. That said, I am noticing a difference since starting with you I have a much looser and improved range. I am glad I found you, no amount of books or YouTube classes can substitute for a live class with like minded people and an experienced and knowledgeable teacher.”