"There are three kinds of stillness we seek in Yin Yoga, 1) of the body, like a majestic mountain, 2) of the breath, like a calm mountain lake, and 3) of the mind, like the deep blue of the sky." - Bernie Clark
Intended to target our joints, ligaments and fascia, yin yoga is a practice of surrender. We pause in a shape for anywhere from 3 - 5 minutes. By using gravity and our own body weight, we bypass muscles and lengthen fascia, connective tissue, and joints. Yin yoga is about accessing "yin" energy and creating stillness of mind. Passive, still, slow, inward. It offers balance in a culture where we exist in a more active, "yang" energy.
Yin's focus is to discover our edge of resistance and then rest and surrender there in stillness. Yin is about listening and yielding to our body's wisdom. It's about being in the discomfort and discovering what transpires. If the majority of your life tends to be busy, active or strength based, Yin Yoga will afford the necessary balance to your routine. A beautiful practice that Kellen encourages everyone to experience.