Yin Yoga poses work to release the connective tissue of the body – the tendons,fascia and ligaments that other styles of yoga cannot always access. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility mainly around the lower part of the body – hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine - this is where most of the connective tissue in the body is.
Connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and takes more time to become more pliable.
The practise consists of a series of mainly passive floor poses and a more inward looking focus.
Blocks,bolsters and blankets allow support of the body and a release of muscular effort leaving you in a calm and very relaxed state.
“Relaxation begins from the outer layer of the body and penetrates the deep layers of our existence.”