Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
Poses are held for up to five minutes and possibly longer. One reason for this, is to gently stress the connective tissues that tend to get stiff and immobile with age.
Don’t miss our 75 minute Yin class every Saturday @ 4:30 (Ski Season 2012/13)