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Yin Yoga

Tuesday 9.30am, Thursday 7.45pm, Friday 10.45am

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Winton Road

Service Description

Yin is a slow, soothing but often intense style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints in the body. It also focuses on stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Yin Yoga, we hold mostly passive poses for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues. The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. Applying gentle stress to our connective tissues makes them stronger, hydrate the fascia and literally help slow the ageing process. Lengthening extremely tight tissues can be an uncomfortable practice, but using this time to focus on breathing is a large part of Yin Yoga and also one of the many Yin Yoga benefits. Typically when we experience discomfort, our bodies naturally become tense and Yin Yoga teaches us to reroute the mind and slow the heart rate when we experience discomfort. Eventually, your mind will remain relaxed throughout your entire practice and you will be able to release the tension and more easily stretch your connective tissues.