Yin and Yang are relative terms: they describe the two facets of existence and they complement each other. Most forms of yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work on the muscular body, the “Yang” tissues.
Yin Yoga works the deeper tissues of our ligaments, joints, tendons, deep fascial networks and even our bones. These tissues need to be exercised in order to achieve optimal health and vitality. During the practice, students remain in the posture for an average of 2 to 5 minutes, so as to stimulate and stress the deep connective ‘yin’ tissues. Over time, the tissues will become stronger and more flexible. Yin is a quiet and profound practice based on theories derived from the Chinese Medicine and Taoism. Accessible to practitioners of any level, the practice strengthens the Qi flow and maintains the health along the meridians of the body.