WHAT IS YIN YOGA AND WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO PRACTICE IT ?
A Yin Yoga class, consist of a series of long-held, from 3 minutes to 5 minutes and even much longer depending on practitioner, No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary.
We sit or lie down , in passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body but also upper body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.
Holding the posture for longer in order to gently stress the connective tissue ,tendons, fascia, and ligaments, which tend to get stiff and immobile with age.
Why practice Yin? what is the benefits ?
The physical benefits: this practice makes the joints more elastic. “joint rehabilitation,” and working the joints in this way acts as a preventive health technique, it makes the joints and their core components stronger and more durable, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility, lubricating our joints.
At same time we also work on the Meridians so that the chi /energy flow will increase in certain Meridians /linked to organs realising blockages and boost your Immune system and increase synovial fluid in your joints.
The mental benefits: awakening of our awareness, finding back to our natural body intelligence, directing our attention towards our inner organs, through breath exercises and visualisations, to regain vitality, in our physical body and our mind. From reactivity towards inner wisdom.
Slowing down our nervous system , so that we can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system , so that your cortisol level will sink, your heart rate will fall, you will sleep better and you are strengthening your immune system.