Friday’s at 8:30pm Courtice Ontario
What is Yin Yoga?
You will be guided through gentle stretching poses that combine both cooling, passive YIN postures and heating, active YANG postures to bring perfect balance into your practice. Find extra space and movement through deep connective tissues and joint of the body while connecting the body with breath. Excellent class for all ages and body types. Warm environment.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or more per pose is typical. Its teaching in the Western world, beginning in the late 70s, was founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses At Yoga Temple Courtice we incorporate Yin Yoga into some of our classes.