Yin Yoga with Sam
A slow, meditative, morning yoga class, that gently stretches the deeper muscles, joints and fascia in your body and helps quieten the mind.
In Eastern traditions, Yin is a compliment to Yang. Yin yoga compliments a more dynamic yoga practice because it can add new qualities. Softening, letting go, backing off and allowing the breath to still the mind are all gifts of a yin practice. Holding postures is an important aspect of the practice, allowing your body release to gravity and through the use of breath and relaxation.
By switching on the parasympathetic nervous system, this practice helps reverse the effects of stress and cultivates a sense of equanimity and relaxation. The class will take you through a series of poses that are held for a substantial period of time (3–5 mins).
All poses have modifications, so this class is suited to all levels and ages. Since poses are mostly floor-based, wear warmer clothes and socks.