Yin Yoga: Essential Poses and Sequences for Balanced Energy
Deepen your practice and find balance―Yin Yoga comes home
Expand your yoga journey with a guide to essential yin yoga poses to practice at home, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi. Yin yoga is a style of hatha yoga informed by Chinese Daoist practices, with a focus on the meridians and proper alignment. The poses are passively held for 1 to 5 minutes to help strengthen joints, ligaments, and fascial tissues.
This user-friendly reference offers just enough philosophy to get you straight to the practice. Artwork and detailed instructions explain how to perform 25 different yin yoga poses and how to string them together into 30 different sequences. The practices are designed to last 10 to 45 minutes, so you can choose how much time you want to spend on the mat.
Yin Yoga offers:
- Reduced stress and anxiety―Yin yoga activates the body’s rest and digest response, which lowers your heart rate, increases circulation, and stabilizes breathing for better relaxation.
- Perennial poses―Seasonal sequences let you tailor your yoga practice to the time of year.
- Mind and body―The long holds and contemplative nature of yin yoga are also great training for a meditation practice.
Unlock the power of yin yoga with a customizable practice you can do anywhere.