• Yin Yoga, At Prahran and Emporium

    Each style of yoga is considered to be exceptionally beneficial, and Yin yoga is another amazing style of yoga to try. If you’ve seen Yin on your KAYA timetable but haven’t given it a go yet, here’s what you can expect at your next Yin class.

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    What Is Yin?

    Yin yoga is the gentle sibling to Yang practices. While the style of yoga such as Vinyasa offer a more physically challenging system of movement, Yin is directed at the deeper tissues of the body, such as fascia and connective tissues, and postures are focussed on main joints in the body where tension or injuries are common. Yin yoga is great to help your body to remain flexible and resilient, especially in areas such as your spine, hips, and sacrum.

    In fast-paced yoga classes, you might find yourself absent-mindedly following the movements as you would in any other fitness class – Yin doesn’t allow such luxuries here. Yin yoga requires the participant to become intimately aware of the Self and to be constantly listening internally to any sensations or emotions which arise, making it popular in programs for those who are confronting trauma, pain, disorders, or conscious imbalances. It is the rare opportunity to sit with yourself and open the lines of communication within yourself for an uninterrupted dialogue with your most raw inner cognitions. No phone checking, no day-dreaming, just genuine attention turned inwards to the Self.

    This kind of inner awareness can require cultivation, so anyone who would like to try Yin Yoga should give it a few sessions before they decide if it’s for them. Many yoga practitioners will find themselves impatient or sitting idly during practices such as Yin, but the conscious essence of Yin is the centre essence of yoga, which should be as treasured as much the physical release.

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    Learn to isolate and listen to various parts of your body as you experience stillness in your surroundings and your mind. As beginners bring their awareness away from ‘I wonder how much longer this class has’, they will notice the meditative calm which Yin offers, and will begin to understand the benefits of yoga in a whole new way. Come try yoga in Prahran or melbourne with us.

    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes