Yin is a slow, meditative form of Yoga where we hold the poses between 3-5 minutes.
In our modern world we have become externally oriented rather than internally oriented. This has caused a sense of disconnect from ourselves. Trying to live up to the demands of the world, feeling unsafe, pleasing other people, seeking for approval, not having boundaries…
What we need most now is a sense of inner safety - a turning towards ourselves.
In Yin Yoga we cultivate inner safety by getting to know ourselves on a deeper level - by connecting with the body, nurturing a smooth flow of energy through the body and learning to be with all emotions.
Yin works deeply on an energetic level with the meridians - our body’s energy pathways. Drawing from the knowledge of Yoga, traditional Chinese Medicine and Mindfulness techniques to release mental and physical tension. It a great way to anchor yourself. With a regular practise you will learn to manage challenging emotions, have a regular practice of strengthening your body's system and removing energy blockages. I like to call it 'Inner hygiene' - the pause during or after a busy week to reset.