Beginning July 10, WE is offering a 7pm Yin class every Wednesday.
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to a more dynamic and invigorating yoga style. It is often referred to as the “other half of yoga.” Yin Yoga targets the deeper connective tissues of the body (ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks) rather than the muscles.
In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for 3-5 minutes in order to safely ‘stress’ the connective tissue thereby making it longer, stronger, and more pliable. Additionally, Yin Yoga poses are designed to improve the flow of chi, the subtle energy that, according to Chinese medicine, runs through the meridian pathways of the body. It is suggested that these meridians are created by our connective tissue and that the improved flow of chi improves organ health, immunity, and emotional wellbeing.
Overall, it’s a wonderful compliment to an active yoga practice and a calming and intelligent way to work deep into the body!