Yin is a great class for beginners as well as all levels. It is a softer approach to yoga and the postures are held longer than you might be used to. This approach allows the more dense connective tissue (tendons and ligaments) to stretch. Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang. When you take a Yin class, you’ll do mostly seated, supine or prone poses and hold them with your muscles relaxed for long periods of time – up to 5 minutes or more. The theory behind this approach is that staying muscularly passive for long periods of time gently stretching connective tissue, which gets stiff and immobile with age. The asanas focus mainly on the lower back and hips because the abundance of dense connective tissue around those joints requires extra care and attention. This class is good for all levels looking for deep stretching and lowering anxiety and is also great for beginners.
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