Yin Yoga, also called Taoist Yoga, is a meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices (Vinyasa and many Hatha Yoga). Here the practitioner is trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get intimate with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions. Postures are more passive, mainly on the floor. You are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone Postures are held between 5 to even 20 minutes at a time.
When: August (Saturday) 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: 764 W. Chicago St.,
Elgin, IL 60123 (rear entrance)