This form of yoga, like every other, has a set number of poses that follow a process. Each pose needs to be held for a particular time. In yin yoga, beginners are required to hold each pose for anything between 45 seconds to about 2 minutes. Those who have been practicing this for a while, sometimes go up to even 5 minutes. In comparison, this form of yoga is far slower as compared to the original one. When coming out of a pose there will be a natural sense of fragility - we have been deliberately pulling the body apart and holding it apart. The sense of relief is to be expected, and even enjoyed. Yes, despite some myths to the contrary, you are allowed to enjoy your practice! Smile when you come out of the pose! Laugh - cry even. Thank the Buddha, Jesus, Allah, "Om Namah Shivaya!" Enjoy this moment.
Yin Yoga Benefits
- yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility.
- Yin yoga is very portable. You don’t always need a mat—the only thing you might need to introduce Yin into your day is a cushion or bolster. Most Yin yoga poses can be held while sitting at your desk, watching the TV, reading, or lying in bed.
- Yin yoga is amazing for opening up our hearts, calming our nervous systems, and providing a space for the body to deeply relax, reduces stress and anxiety, improves flexibility.