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Yin Yoga

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yin yoga is done with all the poses either seated or supine. The purpose of the asanas (positions) is to stretch the fascia or connective tissue, not the muscles. I go to a yin class every Monday morning. It's a great way to start the week. This morning we did an unusual class even for yin. All of our poses were done with our feet against the wall. It was a wonderful sensation. In yin poses are held for 3-5 minutes. Imagine that your glutes are up against the wall, your legs supported by the wall and your back is on the ground. You are essentially in an L position. Believe it or not, it is luxurious!
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    I just tried yin for the first time and I really enjoyed it.
    2364 days ago
    Mmmmm- I love using the wall for support with poses but never Knew it was part of yin yoga---- thanks for sharing this ! There is a studio not far that does offer yin and yang classes--- what are yang classes like ? I am curious now ! emoticon
    3383 days ago
    Sounds relaxing... I can imagine soft music in the background... maybe it's almost as relaxing as getting a massage!
    3383 days ago
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