Yin Yoga Intro

Yin Yoga

"There are two principles that differentiate yin practice from more yang approaches to yoga: holding poses for at least several minutes and stretching the connective tissue around a joint. To do the latter, the overlying muscles must be relaxed. If the muscles are tense, the connective tissue won't receive the proper stress. You can demonstrate this by gently pulling on your right middle finger, first with your right hand tensed and then with the hand relaxed. When the hand is relaxed, you will feel a stretch in the joint where the finger joins the palm; the connective tissue that knits the bones together is stretching. When the hand is tensed, there will be little or no movement across this joint, but you will feel the muscles straining against the pull."

-Paul Grilley

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Dive in Deeper + Learn More

Books:

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga - The Philosophy and Practice of Yin

Yin Yoga: Stretch the Mindful Way

The Language of Yin: Yoga Themes, Sequences, and Inspiration to Bring to Your Class and Life

Articles:

Why Try Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga Library of Articles

Go Deeper:

Paul Grilley

Sarah Powers

Bernie Clarke

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