Yin yoga is a slow-paced practice with long passive floor poses typically held for 1 to 5 minutes. Props can be used to ease into the stretches. The poses stretch and work on the the tendons, fascia and ligaments. Yin yoga is known to increase circulation in the joints, improve flexibility, and reduce physical and mental tension.
A more meditative approach yin yoga invites you to surrender and let go and is a great complement to more active yoga practices.
This class is suitable for everyone, yoga experience is not required.
Doha provides various options and supports (bolsters, blankets, blocks etc) for each pose, in order to create more ease. Props assist in remaining still and relaxed during the long holds. Students adjust themselves according to their capacity to stretch. You learn to come to the right level of stretch sensation, where some discomfort is experienced but not pain.
Candles, low lights, warmth and a soothing music is provided to create a relaxing ambiance.