Touch your toes, loosen up your hips, alleviate your aches and pains and learn to relax.

What you’ll learn

  • Improve flexibility in muscles throughout your body.
  • Increase joint mobility and range of motion.
  • Alleviate persistent aches and pains.
  • Improve your posture.
  • Clear your mind.
  • Relax your central nervous system.
  • Improve the quality of your sleep.
  • Practice embodied meditation.

Requirements

  • No previous yoga experience required.

Description

Yin yoga feels fantastic and is the most effective form of yoga to increase your flexibility and balance your central nervous system. In this course, we practice just under 4 hours of yin yoga in 15 x 15-minute sequences that have you covered you from head-to-toe.

The course is designed for all students hoping to increase their flexibility, reduce stiffness, alleviate aches and pains and find mental calm and clarity. Those of us who will most benefit from a consistent yin yoga practice are those of us who spend too much time in the sympathetic “fight or flight” mode. Whether that is because we have too many responsibilities, exercise at a high intensity or are just not very good at self-care. And in my experience, this covers pretty much everyone!

In yin yoga, we hold each pose for at least 60 seconds and up to 5-10 minutes. It is a passive practice in which we use props, including straps, blocks and bolsters to allow us to spend longer in the poses with relative comfort. The aim is to exert as little muscular effort as possible and work with gravity to release deeply-held tension.

The fundamental reason that this style of yoga has so much efficacy is that it offers a counterbalance to the effort required and tension created by our high-intensity lifestyles. Yin yoga gives us the opportunity to focus on recovery over strain and flexibility over strength. It is designed to alleviate stiffness and restore healthy range of motion so that you feel supple, relaxed and full of boundless energy.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking to increase their flexibility.
  • Anyone leading a busy life in need of healthy rest and relaxation.