A passive practice that utilizes seated, supine and prone postures in order to ultimately help one sit longer and more comfortably in meditation. Various postures are held for three to five minutes to access deeper layers of fascia, fibrous connective tissue that supports and protects individual muscle groups, organs and the entire body as a unit. Throughout our daily life our fascia suffers micro traumas from the way we move and operate, and fascia being the “protector” works to make up for imbalances which can cause fascia to tighten and become distorted affecting circulation, autonomic nervous system and causing malalignment in the body. A Yin practice can help to restore fascia and maintain it in a healthy state.
It is recommended that practitioners wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in. Suggestions include leggings, athletic shorts, tank tops, t-shirts or something similar in nature. Socks are not to be worn during yoga classes as they could ultimately cause injury.