Yin yoga is the opposite to the yang style of yoga we mainly see in the west, yin yoga is a slow paced style of yoga, asanas are held for longer periods (2-5mins) and the poses mainly focus on the hips, spine or shoulders. The muscles are relaxed and not activated (no stretching) your breathing is calm and your mind is quiet, yin yoga can be seen as a meditative style of yoga practice.
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, its main aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. Yin yoga works with the energy in our bodies and the asanas help to move the energy flow improving organ health and emotional well being.
Yin yoga was first founded in the USA in the late 1970’s further reading can be found here http://www.yinyoga.com/
EVERY TUESDAY AT THE GARDEN VILLAGE HALL, GOSFORTH 6.45-7.45PM. CLASS COSTS £6.50 AND IS FOR ALL LEVELS AND AGES. THE CLASS FOCUSES ON WHAT FEELS RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR BODY. CLASS IS SLOW AND FOCUSED AND ADJUSTMENTS ARE ONLY GIVEN IF REQUESTED.