Yin Yoga classes in Bristol offer a more meditative approach to Yoga
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical.
Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments of the body—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin Yoga poses are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved flow of qi is said to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being.
Yin is a more meditative approach to yoga; it aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and peace. However, it is not a replacement for meditation itself.
Yin Yoga is not intended as a complete practice in itself, but rather as a complementary practice to balance the effects of more active forms of yoga and exercise such as Hatha Vinyasa, Hot Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga.
This class is suitable for all students, but not recommended for complete beginners. The groups will be mixed ability but our teachers will accommodate you and will offer different options to suit different levels of experience.