Yoga as practiced in North America is almost exclusively Yang or muscular in nature. The Yin aspect of Yoga uses long-held relaxed floor postures to stretch and stimulate the "Yin" or deep connective tissues of the body. The two major differences between a Yin and a Yang Yoga practice are that Yin postures should be done with the muscles relaxed and should be held a longer time. This is because connective tissue does not stretch like muscle and will not respond well to brief stresses. This gentle practice will increase your flexibility, opening your hips, lower back and shoulders and will enhance your overall sense of well-being. . It is truly a practice in letting go, of both the mental and the physical.
Aready love Yin, but can't make it to class? Do a Yin Yoga Class at home.
Power is a flowing style of yoga, done in a heated room, that links the postures together in coordination with the breath. There is a strong focus on core strengthening using techniques uncommon to most other styles of yoga. Balances out with great flexibility exercises for the hips, legs, back and shoulders. This is a challenging class that builds strength as well as flexibility, creates openness in all areas of the body and gives one a sense of relaxation and well-being. Variations can be made to accommodate all levels of students.
Ready to take Power Yoga into your own hands? Take a Power Yoga Class at home.