What is Yin Yoga?

Melissa in a yin yoga pose

In Yin Yoga we explore holding the poses for typically between 3 and 5 minutes, to give us the chance to really meet the pose and work towards unearthing some of the deeper aspects of the practice.

Yin Yoga is perfect for people who have been practicing a dynamic and physical (yang) style of yoga, as It can bring balance and wholeness to an active practice.

To this extent, it is also very useful for people with a busy lifestyle, as Yin Yoga gives us the space to really slow down.

Mostly the Yin postures are all seated, so it is a great style for people looking to begin meditation.

As Bernie Clarke, the author of Yin Yoga says, “Yin is truly in”!