Voor Nederlands versie: Yin Yoga
In Yinyoga you will be in a posture for several minutes. In Yinyoga it is not about “the flow” (as is in ashtanga yoga). In YinYoga it is all about working on the fascia. Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tussue that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and seperates muscles and internal organs. Fascial tissues are also able to store and release elastic potential energy. And being long moments in a pose, the body will work on fascia tissues. It will help release stiffness and other blockages stored in the body.
Another advantage is making joints stronger. Put simply, joints are spaces between two separate bones whereby movement becomes possible. Ligaments, muscles, and tendons stabilize your joints and connect bones together. Yinyoga helps in making stronger all these ligaments, muscles and tendons, and to practice (re)winning the space and strength in your joints.
Just imagine how difficult it will be to sit on the floor with crossed legs for a about 5 minutes. To be able to do this you need to have strong backmuscles, your hips need to open enough, and above all that you need a cal mand quiet “focus’’. And all this you will learn when doing yinyoga.