What are the benefits?
Yin yoga places a mild strain on connective tissue, that will stimulate not only flexibility in these areas, but promote fluid production, healing and reorganising of energy lines connecting myofascial layers with internal organs! You will also feel the benefits of a calm body and a calm mind. You’ll regulate the energy in your body and increase mobility, lower stress levels, increase flexibility and enter a state of deep relaxation.
What should I expect in my first Yin Yoga class?
Expect to stretch deeply into postures. You will enter a deep state of relaxation and maybe even trigger some emotions and feelings as you progress further in the postures. You’ll feel as though you’ve been stretched and pulled, you’ll come out of class with a clear, calm mind and the urge to do more Yin Yoga!
Yin Yoga FAQS
This is a possibility. Particularly if you are new to yoga or haven’t practiced in some time. Yoga stretches muscles that are not accessed ever day which may contribute to this soreness. Fortunately, this soreness is likely to only last about a day or two. Remember, most workouts have the possibility of creating post session soreness and yoga is no different.
Yin yoga is a very passive form of exercise and thus does not burn a great deal of calories. In saying this, however, any type of exercise and simply getting the body moving is an important component in any weight-loss program. Many people find that yin yoga is a perfect complement to other high impact workouts to help stretch their muscles after more rigorous routines. It is important to note that the most effective weight-loss programs will only be successful if paired with a healthy and balanced diet.
Yin yoga has a variety of benefits such as improving sleep and reducing anxiety. Since yin yoga targets connective tissue and relaxation, it can have a direct impact on reducing back pain and stiffness. It can also increase the range of motion of your spine through back bends. If you are experiencing chronic backpain, however, it is always recommended that you consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to undertaking any new exercise program such as yin yoga.
- Yoga mat
- Water bottle
- Optional showering items e.g towel, soap, deodorant
- An open mind and a smile!
Wear comfortable, light workout gear and avoid accessories including mobile phones, watches, bangles, sunglasses, belts and hats. Please note that lockable lockers are provided for your belongings.
Come to class around 15 minutes early to check in and set up. Ensure you’re well hydrated throughout the day and we recommend not having too much to eat before your class. Please note, there are no late entries into class once it has started so be sure to arrive ahead of time!
No worries! We have mats and towels available for hire and purchase in the studios.
It is not a requirement to be physically fit for Yin Yoga, but if you have any health issues we recommend informing the teacher upon arrival.
It is best to have a fairly empty stomach during a yoga class, so try and leave at least two hours between a main meal and a yoga session. If you feel hungry before the class, opt for a small snack like a banana or some nuts.
No, it is not essential that you warm up before the class. While it is possible to start Yin Yoga without warming up in advance, it is important to remember that you must be cautious at all times when you do enter each posture. Respect your body’s limits and only go as far with each posture as you feel comfortable with.
No way! Our classes are designed for absolute beginners!
If you have any questions, or you would like to take the first step on your Yin Yoga journey, contact us to today.