Where: Uplifted Wellness Studio, Crosby MN
When: Series of six classes beginning Sunday, November 15 through December 20 | Sunday Evening 7:00pm-8:15 pm
For the six-class series:
● Non-members: $75
● Members: $60
Drop-in rate: $15 or 1 1⁄2 punches per class
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin is different than other styles of yoga. The approach comes from the Taoist principle of yin/yang, the balances of opposites. Yin is the cool, stable unchanging aspect of self and the world. Yang is the active, busy, take charge aspect. In this day and age, we tend to live yang lifestyles and most of our yoga reflects that.
We practice vinyasa, hatha, and TRX yoga that are all great yang styles of yoga but adding a yin class can keep us balanced and grounded. Yin yoga is a meditative and inward practice and in addition to
the physical benefits, is known as a stress reducer. If you are feeling out of balance, anxious and overtaxed this series is a great opportunity to try something new to help manage your busy (yang) life.
In yin yoga we work the body’s connective tissues (fascia, tendons, ligaments). The poses typically focus on the lower body: hips, glutes, IT band, legs, and spine. With the instructor’s guidance you find your version of a pose, come to an ‘edge’ and hold for time. It is key that there is no muscle engagement in these poses; rather, you relax into them as much as possible.
Without the distraction of constant movement your connective tissue will open and allow you to go deeper in the pose. This approach increases range of motion and is one of the best paths to improved flexibility. So whether you are an athlete, desk jockey or feeling the stiffness of an aging body, yin will help to reduce tightness and tension, increase energy flow and provide a calmness of mind.