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Yin Yoga

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga is based on Chinese Taoist yoga and is connected with the theory of Chinese medicine. The emphasis of yin yoga is on softening, releasing and relaxing the body, energy and the mind. With the body, yoga postures are held in a relaxed way for a longer period of time – normally around three to five minutes, targeting the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, tendons, bones, and joints. ​

At the level of the energy, yin yoga activates and stimulates various acupuncture points and meridians, dissolving energetic blockages. Through this, we gain a balanced, relaxed and vibrant energy and the mind becomes clear, calm, present and focused.

Yin yoga is suitable for anybody, old or young, flexible or inflexible and is currently offered at Dean’s practice in Auckland’s North Shore. As a yoga instructor, Dean is an expert in yin yoga, and would love to extend his knowledge with others. If you think yin yoga could help you, or if you’d like to learn more, please contact us or complete a direct online booking

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