Practice to stretch the connective tissue of the body
Yin Yoga’s slow restorative sequence and long held poses, tone the parasympathetic nervous system helping enter a deep but active relaxation. Suitable for all levels, ideal for athletes, injuries, restlessness, stress.
Wednesday 17:00 to 18:00 with Christine
Yin Yoga has its roots in the Taoist philosophy of Yin and Yang and it is practiced to increase our range of motion. Its slower, more meditative approach to yoga, attempts to cultivate awareness of one's inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Yin yoga poses (or asanas) are generally held for longer periods of time – typically five minutes or much longer per pose – and generally, all poses performed with very little muscular tension.
Due to such longer hold-times, yin yoga poses apply gentle tension over time, to the connective tissues, such as tendons, fascia, bones, joints and ligaments, especially those that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve bodily flexibility, as well as tone the parasympathetic nervous system. In doing so, generating a deep, but active relaxation state. Even though the practice of Yin yoga focuses more on the hips-to-knees area of the body, the philosophy of the practice of Yin can be applied to any part of the body that you wish to bring awareness and comfort to.
Yin yoga is suitable for all levels.
What to know about your Yoga Class at Yoga Shala, Nicosia
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing
- Practice yoga on a relatively empty stomach
- Private one-on-one yoga sessions available on request
- Mats & props provided free-of-charge; or bring your own