"To understand the benefits of yoga, we first need to understand ourselves." -Bernie Clark
Yin Yoga goes beyond the muscles in order to get a deeper release by focusing on connective tissues, ligaments, bones, and joints. It is not a "work-out", it is a "work-in". Yin Yoga is a passive, yielding, and quiet practice that compliments the action of a muscular practice. Yin Yoga is described as heavier, denser, cooler, more feminine, and even hidden compared to other practices. It is also known as the rest and digest practice and allows you to hit the "reset" button.
In Yin Yoga, all poses are held from 2 minutes to 20 minutes. Do not get this practice confused with Restorative. Restorative is a much more relaxing practice, where in Yin Yoga, you want to feel the edge and sensation of each pose.
Meridian Channels (Chinese systems) are invisible pathways that flow throughout the body in our connective tissues, ligaments, bones, and tendons. Ancient texts says we have over 72 thousand invisible pathways in our body. We can reach 6 to 14 of these main Meridian Channels in a single Yin Yoga class. Some of these main channels are the liver, gallbladder, kidney, urinary bladder, spleen, stomach, heart, small and large intestines, and lungs.
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