The Yin Yoga was built on the Taoist foundation of Yin and Yang, which are the opposite and complementary principle in nature Yang is said to be the changing, revealing and moving characteristics of things while Yin, on the other hand, is the stable, unmoving, hidden characteristic of things.
When laying an emphasis on the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, and fascia) are yin while the yang is the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood.
A Yin Yoga class generally are made up of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mostly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are particularly rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
Yin Yoga is for you if you are tired, over-enthused when your vigor is too uneven, your mind intense, whether you are craving for energy or you feel you have too much of it.
We live in a world where we are blasted with incentives, incentives that are available 24/7. Think about your laptops, phones, and other mobile devices. It’s so easy to end up not switching off at all anymore. To end up with a mind that is constantly busy processing all that information that you throw at it. Whether the information is good, valuable or rubbish, it doesn’t matter, the mind still needs to deal with it.
Key profits of regular Yin Yoga practice
Stillness: calms and balances the mind and body
Stress and anxiety reduction
Greater joint mobility
Balance to the internal organs and enriched flow of chi or prana through meridian stimulation
So let’s cut the chase and get straight to these tremendous poses. I recommend you do this in order and try staying a post for a period of 8-10 minutes at least.
1. Passive Forward Fold
If your goal is to raise the bar in your yin yoga pose you’ll need to use cork yoga blocks to your yoga arsenal. They are super strong and have a slight give to them, which makes them the perfect place to lay your head. The forward fold is pretty much zero effort involved and it renders immediate relaxation. Letting the arms be really heavy and allowing the upper back to round offers a gentle stretch between the shoulder blades which always feels really good.
2. Supine Relaxation Pose For Cramps
This pose is recommended for all ladies as it will be ur best friend to ease cramp during that time of the month. This pose enhances overall relaxation. While relaxing the head is not necessary, it actually feels very good. Placing the hands over the stomach helps not only to bring a focus to your breathing, but the heat from the hands may help to ease cramping.
3. Supine Heart Opener
It will feel really good using this pose especially when you’ve had a rough day or feeling a little bit down. Performing this for 10-15 minutes can help you kick off a wonderful day. The key to this pose is placing the bolster under your upper back and letting the arms be heavy and fall to the side. Bolsters can be tricky because they need to be firm but not hard, have a little give but not too much, and be able to retain their shape