every Tuesday at 7:00am
Slow Flow - Yin/Yang Yoga
What is Yin/Yang Yoga?
The Taoism/Daoism concept of Yin/Yang recognizes two qualities or energies present in everything—food, bodies, days, seasons, the world around us. Yin and Yang are relative to each other and one cannot exist without the other. For example, you can’t have night (Yin) without day (Yang). The two make up the whole. Yin qualities are thought of as more internal, passive, cooling and downward while Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward. Therefore, yin/yang yoga considers both sides. Building heat through more active, muscular "yang" flow movements and cooling down through the quiet, meditative "yin" movements with long hold times.
Ok, but what is Yin/Yang REALLY?
A Yin/Yang practice combines yin (a series of seated or reclined stretching postures) with yang (a slow-moving flow with longer holds). This yoga practice is ideal for people new to yoga or for athletes who want to improve flexibility.!
Ann's Style of Yin/Yang
Classes begin with long-held seated or reclined stretching postures (yin) then transitions to and finishes with us building heat in the body through the use of slow moving flow (yang). This yoga practice is ideal for improving flexibility in order to prevent injury and improve performance.
What if I'm new to Yoga?
Great! You will love this class. The slow pace, hands-on guidance and long hold times will give you time to learn more about the poses while also improving your overall flexibility.