January 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Darling Yoga
11711 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
Darling Yoga
(913) 498-1144

Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy practice. It targets our deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body -rather than the muscles. Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. Yin Yoga works on the Yin tissues – also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. Yin Yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, so not all yoga poses can be done safely or effectively when practicing Yin style, therefore Yin asanas have different names than their more yang like counterparts. It is a wonderful complement to a more active and strengthening yoga practice.

Benefits of a regular practice:

  • Increase circulation and improves flexibility
  • Stillness: Calms and balances the mind and body
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Fascial release
  • Deeper relaxation
  • Greater joint mobility
  • Meridian stimulation brings balance to the organs

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