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
Most exercise we do — running, biking, even the more dynamic forms of yoga like ashtanga or vinyasa — is yang. Yang exercise works on muscle through rhythm and repetition but does nothing for your connective tissue, and that’s what you want to access if you want a more fluid and healthy body.
The two main principles that differentiate yin practice from a more yang approach to yoga are holding the poses for several minutes and stretching the connective tissue around the joint. The overlying muscles must be relaxed and free from tension so that one can soften into the pose and allow time for the connective tissue to be stretched. Many yin poses are based on classic yoga asanas. Although the emphasis on releasing the muscles rather than on contracting them means that the shape of the poses or the approach used may be slightly different from that of other schools of yoga.
A Yin Yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
This type of yoga may be beneficial to a variety of people. These people may be experienced or beginners of yoga.
Almu runs workshops in Yin yoga in Galway city
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