Yin Mindfulness Yoga (正念阴瑜伽) is the practice of mindfulness (正念冥想) within the disciplines of Yin Yoga. This is a quiet and meditative practice that draws our focus inwards to the true essence of ourselves. The practice consists of long held stretches without muscular tension, in order to affect the body’s connective tissues, joints and ligaments. These tissues are compressed to an appropriate intensity to allow smoother flow of “chi” (顺气) or “energy” through our body, aiding joints lubrication and mobility. The stillness of the long held poses also help cultivate a deeper level of calmness, concentration and equanimity.
Who should practice Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is for everybody. Beginners and practitioners of all ages will enjoy the calming pace as we hold each pose for a longer period of time. In my teaching experience, working professionals who lead a stressful lifestyle also found Yin Yoga tremendously beneficial as we devote time for reflection. This is also suitable for elderly who seek to maintain good mobility of their joints.
“Yin Yoga is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity. Through yin yoga we become adept at self-care. We become better listeners with practice tuning in; we become wiser as we get to know ourselves from the inside out; and we become more curious about the world through the exploration of our own inner worlds.” – Yoga Journal
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