Slow down, inhale and relax. Yin yoga has arrived at Bodyneed – this slower paced style of yoga is perfect for athletes in training and provides a great compliment to our more active pilates and HIIT classes…
Join Ewa Bigio on Tuesdays at 9.30am – bookings are essential as we have very limited spaces in this class.
The term “Yin” means “passive” and alongside its other half “Yang” (active), forms the concept of duality that informs the Taoist universe and philosophy. Yin yoga has come to represent a slower – paced yoga practice which focuses primarily on floor poses held for longer periods ( between 2 – 4 minutes depending on posture and class level ) done in concert with breath-work. It complements the more dynamic yoga classes which work the muscles more actively and offers a balance to those who are physically active and play sports at all levels. As the postures are passive and the movement from one to the next, executed at a gentle pace, Yin yoga is also suitable for most people, whatever their level of yoga experience or physical activity.
Typically, props are used such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support the body and alignment. This encourages a restful disposition, which allows the body to be more receptive to stretching and the mind to unwind.
Slow yoga offering respite from the fast – paced modern life-style!