What is Yin Vinyasa Yoga?

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like.

Vinyasa is all about continuous movement — and most importantly, matching that movement with breathing. Practicing Vinyasa regularly should eventually enable you to match each movement with a breath in- or out. The focus is on movement and grace, so that for many it ends up feeling similar to dancing.

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Yin Vinyasa Yoga Experience
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This class combines the relaxing and stretching principles of Yin Yoga with the playful and energizing aspects of a Vinyasa Flow practice. It focuses on creating deep body experiences and supports a letting go of old trauma and patterns which we carry physically. .

This tends to be a sweaty, heart-pumping class, but it’s not really difficult in execution. Generally, Yin Vinyasa Yoga classes tend to run through similar asanas and have a recognizable format. You will have to pay attention, and this will be a tough workout, even if you are already in good shape from running, cycling or another sport. But Vinyasa yoga isn’t inherently difficult, because the poses are generally pretty straight forward since you are moving relatively quickly through poses. The upside is that you can make it easier on yourself – and later harder on yourself — as you practice in a Vinyasa class. This depends on how you choose to modify, or not modify, your poses and how many breaks you take.

The Purpose of Yin Vinyasa Yoga

Yin Vinyasa Yoga is all about continuous movement – and most importantly, matching that movement with breathing. Practicing Vinyasa regularly should eventually enable you to match each movement with a breath in – or out. The focus is on movement and grace, so that for many it ends up feeling similar to dancing.

Benefits of Yin Vinyasa Yoga
  1. Best-ever yoga style to increase or maintain flexibility.
  2. Improves joint mobility.
  3. Prepares the body to sit with greater ease during meditation.
  4. Treats tense fascia.
  5. Reduces stress & anxiety by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
  6. Renews the mind and body, which can boost productivity.
  7. Opens up energy channels or meridians throughout the body.
  8. Promotes healthier joints.
  9. Potentially effective in treating TMJ and migraines.
  10. Down regulates the nervous system, promoting relaxation and better sleep.
  11. Balances out a yang practice.
  12. Lends to a more well-rounded yoga practice.
  13. Gently targets the deeper connective tissues of the body.
  14. Potentially effective healing for eating disorders, addictions and trauma.
  15. Through stillness, clears the mind of unconscious emotions.
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