Yin Yoga 101: What is Yin Yoga?


In this lesson, I’ll look take a big picture look at what Yin Yoga is, how it differs from other styles of Yoga, and some of the benefits of Yin Yoga on a physical, energetic, and emotional level. In essence, Yin Yoga is an approach to yoga that is meant to be a complementary style of practice to more active styles of yoga. The intentions of Yin Yoga are to stimulate, strengthen, and revive tissues of the body that are not emphasized to the same degree as in active styles of yoga, hence its complementary nature.