Very often people are asking me for an other Yin Yoga Workshop. There you go:
WHAT IS YIN YOGA?
For all of you, who didn´t come across this particular style of Yoga yet: it is a regenerative Yoga in which we hold the asanas for longer periods of time without using active muscular contraction. As it targets your joints, tissues and ligaments, rather than your muscles it is the perfect complement to any other excercises or active Yoga styles. The benefits of Yin Yoga are plenty. To name only a few: it enhances flexibilty and helps to let go of tension, it improves joint mobility and reduces stress and anxiety by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Although it is a passive yoga style, it can be quite challenging: due to the long duration of a pose it is a very intense experience. Yin Yoga teaches us to be present in the moment and letting go of anything that takes us away from fully surrendering to the posture and thereby to the present moment. During the poses you will be listening to selected pieces of music and extracts of indian philosophy. Previous knowledge is not requiered. Inflexibility should be of no concern, as we are going to work on that. Give it a try and enjoy this magical yoga practice!