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!