Pause. Release. Relax.
A slow and deeply releasing form of yoga, the yin practice works much deeper into the body in order to access and nourish the connective tissue and fascia that weaves in and around our muscles, organs, nerves and lymph. In contrast to other practices, poses are held for perhaps 3 to 5 minutes and are predominantly floor-based which means we use of lots of props – to support the body and allow for release.
‘Yin’ of course is the gentler, softer partner to the more fiery and active ‘yang’, and with the slowing down comes a dropping into the parasympathetic nervous system (where we ‘rest and digest’) that gives us the space to move away from the mind chatter towards something far more serene. It’s the perfect practice for an alternative Friday night in!
“I think that everyone needs 75 minutes of amazing yin yoga with yogalustco on a Friday evening.” – @elzilibbu
Through yin yoga we become adept at mindfulness and self-care – we become better listeners and attune to ourselves and our needs. In essence, if you ever feel the need to slow down and just “be” then yin is for you.
Benefits of this class include:
- Nourishment of the body’s joints and fascia
- Deep relaxation
- Reductions in stress and anxiety
- Increased self-awareness
- More self-compassion
- A general feeling of nourishment and wellbeing
How do I book?
Friday night yin (an alternative Friday night in!) is held on the fourth Friday of every month at Cardiff’s Tramshed Studio and should be booked via them. Questions about what to expect from the class can be answered via our yoga FAQs or by getting in touch using the form below. Mats and props are provided so all you need to do is bring yourself!