Connect. Open. Stretch.
Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang – the opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things. Yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect of things. When looking at the body, the stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are considered to be yin, while the mobile and pliable muscles and the blood are considered yang.
Yin + Crystal Bowls is an all-levels Yin class with the accompaniment of live crystal bowl acoustics. It is a gentle practice in which postures, mainly focused on the lower body, are passively held for several minutes. It is an opportunity to turn your focus inward and slowly open the body. By relaxing all muscular (Yang) effort, we allow the body’s own weight to gently stretch the underlying (Yin) connective tissues. As connective tissues are stretched, movement becomes easier and its full range becomes revealed. Yin Yoga facilitates the development of a strong inner, kinesthetic, sense of the body’s movement capacities and limitations. It also supports the body’s healing of injury, making it an effective physiotherapeutic practice.