A H I M S A Y O G A
Yin Yoga practice consists of mainly sitting and supine postures which are generally held for longer than “normal”. Poses are held in a relaxed and steady way, increasing the flexibility of the joints, gently stretching and rehabilitating the connective tissues. This approach is conducive to deep relaxation and meditation.
These classes are suitable for anyone with an interest in yoga. If you are a complete beginner, contact Rachel before attending the class.
I recommend that anyone coming to Yin yoga classes also either regularly attends more 'Yang' style yoga classes or follows their own yoga practice at home to maintain balance. This would include most other styles of yoga including hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga
Evergreen Wellness Centre,
Works Road, Letchworth.
If you'd like to come and try the classes, Contact Rachel:
Yin – hidden, dark, cold, downward, earth, calm
Yang – exposed, light, hot, upward, heaven, excited
Yin and yang descriptions are RELATIVE. So Yin yoga is only yin in relation to other more rhythmic forms of yoga.
Yang exercise (more rhythmic) encourages the muscles to alternately contract and relax.
Yin exercise increases the flexibility of the joints and stretches the connective tissues.
Main Principles of Yin Yoga
Yin and Yang