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Yin Yoga

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga is a slower, meditative form of yoga designed to create space for you to turn inward and tune into your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Yin yoga focuses on stretching and releasing tension in the deep muscle tissues while also teaching you how to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts.


In a yin yoga practice, you can expect to hold poses for anywhere from 3-5 minutes while also learning how to release energy blockages throughout your body. Most of the yin yoga poses are focused on areas that surround or encompass a joint. Despite the fact that yin yoga is gentle, there are still some things you should be aware of before you begin a yin yoga practice.

Who it’s for
  • Yogis with tight muscles + joints
  • People with chronic back pain
  • Athletes
  • Anxiety + depression sufferers
Who it’s not for
  • Everyone can do yin yoga with the right instructor!
How it will help you
  • People who aren’t very flexible
  • Athletes with overworked muscles
  • People with circulation problems
  • People who suffer from stress
How it will not help you
  • Everyone can benefit from yin yoga
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Yin Yoga Articles

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It’s More Than A Symbol: Yin and Yang in Yoga

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What Is Gentle Yoga + Styles and Poses to Try

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What Is Yin Yoga: Long Holds, Props, and a Wealth of Benefits

What Is Yin Yoga?Yin yoga is a very slow-paced style of yoga where poses are held for a long time — anywhere between five and twenty minutes — to ta...

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Reviews and Ratings

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Gail
Excellent.

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Shveta
Very good class..

Mon, Oct 03

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Jayashree
Anupama is non judgemental and shows compassion which enables... Read more

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Sheetal
Wonderful meditation

Sat, Oct 01

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Carolyn
Thank you for teaching me new stretches using the foam roller... Read more

Sun, Oct 02

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Anupama
Excellent session as always. Feel very calm and relaxed after... Read more

Sat, Oct 01

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Get started with Yin Yoga

Read more about Yin Yoga – but the best way to learn is to try it! Sign up for a free trial with MyYogaTeacher and get 14-days of unlimited live yoga classes online plus 2 complimentary private yoga sessions to help you get started!