Friday Night Yin Yoga
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm| £8.00
An introduction & practice.
What is Yin Yoga?
That Yin yoga was founded in the 1970s by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher, Paulie Zink, is a common misconception. Paulie teaches a practice informed by his martial arts background, which over the years, has been called variously Taoist yoga and Yin and Yang yoga. It was, in fact, Paul Grilley who developed Yin yoga as we know it today. Its widespread popularity is due, in part, to Paul and his wife Suzee, along with Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark.
While Yang yoga practices (Ashtanga, Vinyasa) physically target the ‘superficial’ muscles, in Yin yoga, we target the deep connective tissues of the body – the ligaments, joints, bones, and deep fascia networks. A Yin class usually consists of a series of passive floor poses held for up to 5 minutes or more, that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.
On an energetic level, Yin yoga improves energy flow and enhances the flow of chi in the organs but the practice also offers huge mental and emotional benefits too.
(Source: Ekhart Yoga)
£8.00 per person.