Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize inner heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin yoga typically targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Yin yoga is a slower and meditative practice in which poses are held for a long period of time (usually three to five minutes or more) to target connective tissues (such as ligaments) rather than focusing on muscles. This practice will help you slow down, create more space in your body, and most of all, tap into your essence.

Why would you need to practice Yin Yoga?

Enhances energy flow and removes blockages

Yin yoga improves energy flow and strengthens the flow of chi in the organs. Certain postures stimulate energy along the 12 main energy meridians in the human body (according to traditional Chinese medicine). Just as we have a physical scar that needs to be broken through, we also have an emotional scar that we can work on through the meridians. For example, if you are experiencing excessive anger and frustration, working on the liver meridian through a specific Yin yoga pose, acupuncture or acupressure can bring balance and help release those stagnant emotions that no longer serve you.

Improved flexibility and range of motion

Yin yoga works on the yin tissues – also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to slow, steady loading, which is why we hold poses longer. If you gently stretch the connective tissue by holding the pose for a long time like this, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want.

Emotional cleansing

Staying still in a pose for a while helps the body relax and create more space. Holding this space allows emotions to rise and stir. It could be anxiety, happiness, sadness, boredom...any emotion or feeling you suppress with all the busyness in your life. Yin yoga gives you the time and space to allow the emotions, thoughts and feelings you've been keeping in the shadows to come to the surface.

What are the benefits?

Meet your instructor Vesela

Vesela is a certified yoga instructor, with more than 8 years of experience, over 1000 hours of training and participation in the preparation of yoga teacher trainings. In addition, Vesela has a bachelor’s degree in kinesitherapy and has completed numerous courses in massage and manual therapy.


Frequently asked questions

Yin yoga is more than a suitable practice for all of us. Because of the modern and fast-paced lifestyles we lead (represented in Yang), we all need to slow down, quiet and relax (Yin) to find that much-desired balance. In Chinese philosophy, Yin-Yang is the concept of eternal unity.

Yin yoga and restorative yoga are often thought of as similar practices, but there are many differences between the two. here are some examples- Yin yoga poses are held for about 3-5 minutes while in restorative yoga poses are held for 5 to 10 minutes. Restorative yoga uses many more props than Yin yoga, which can include belts, blankets, blocks, sandbags, and especially bolsters.
In Yin Yoga there is active stretching, but in Restorative Yoga the goal is to be 100% supported and passive, with no active stretching.

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