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Yin Yoga

  • 1
  • 15 euros
  • Gap

Description du service

THIS PRACTICE ALLOWS… Practising Yin Yoga targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues (ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia networks of the body and the meridians). This contrast to Hatha Yoga, which targets the main muscles groups. It also improves the energy flow or ‘QI’ in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. Yin Yoga also offers wonderful emotional and mental health benefits by re-equilibrating this life force energy. THE OBJECTIVE BEING… This school of thought is based on the Taoist concepts of YIN and YANG. Just as shadow does not exist without light, YIN and Yang are the two opposite and complementary aspects of the same unity. YIN is described as stable, immobile, feminine, passive and cold, like the MOON. YANG is changeable, mobile, masculine, active and warm, like the sun. In our bodies, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are YIN, while the more mobile muscles and blood are YAN. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. If you gently stress connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time, the body will respond by making them a little longer and stronger – which is exactly what you want. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses (asanas) that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. During the asanas, muscles are relaxed and supported to avoid muscle spasm and to allow tension over the fascias. This tension targets connective tissues to increase both their malleability and strength. It's a deep, meditative practice that heightens your awareness, enables you to feel more subtle energies and sensations, and teaches you to relax deeply.


  • Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France


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