Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to five minutes. Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.
Here’s a taster of one yin asana (pose), called the butterfly:
Where? Classes are held at the Yogalilies studio in Newcastle upon Tyne. Located next to the Tyneside Cinema at 14a Pilgrim Steet, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE
How much? £10 drop in, class packages are also available. Please see Yogalilies for class and package prices.