Yin yoga is a style of yoga which encourages the student to develop longer holds in the postures and the muscles to relax deeply.
It is a practice that is slower in pace and allows deep surrender. Poses are held using props to encourage a deep letting go. For further information regarding teachers please look to www.yinyoga.com or www.sarahpowers.com.
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What is it?
Yin yoga is very effective in releasing stress, calming the mind, opens up the hips, hamstrings and lower spine. The practice relaxes the body throughout the class while gaining the benefits of deep stretching. Meditation and mindfulness are used throughout the class , dharma talks are included as a theme of the class.
Why do it?
A strong muscular practice is very yang (male) style so by practicing a softer yin (feminine) practice we will create openings in the body that don’t happen in a yang practice. It encourages a deep stretching in the fascia tissue and can help athletes , experienced yogis and those who are injured or recovering from illness to re balance and re connect to body, mind and soul.
Having practised yoga most of my life I can say that it was only when I discovered Andrea that my practice came to life and took on a whole new meaning.Private one to one sessions have inspired,encouraged and pushed me to my limits. She will always challenge you to achieve your best believing totally in your ability to do so.