How Yin Yoga Could Make Your Workouts (and Existence) Better


What the heck is Yin Yoga, and how can it help?

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Yoga is known for helping decrease stress, and yin yoga is no exception. Five weeks of yin yoga and psychoeducation reduced stress and anxiety while increasing participants’ ability to be less judgmental and reactive to everyday situations, researchers reported in the journal Anxiety, Stress and Coping. It may also support your physical health.

Yin Yoga brings more oxygen to our blood, it keeps the heart healthy. Yin Yoga Benefits: Increases Concentration. If your brain is calm, you will be able to concentrate on things better.

This will increase your reputation as well. Yin Yoga and meditation reduce your reactionary time. You get to focus on things better and for a long time. Get 50% OFF now here Awesome Yoga gear here Free Resources here H. Yin yoga is the perfect balance to those intense exercises, providing a slower, more meditative counterpart to help you round out your workouts. Yin yoga is also for anyone who is dealing with injuries or a chronic condition like arthritis or osteoporosis as this style in particular is a more restorative practice than other forms of exercise. Yin can also be a great starting point for anyone.

Yin Yoga workouts help you reduce stress and muscle tension within your body. Yin is the more passive side of yoga, where you look to release energy in those problem areas of your body. The yin yoga workout involves exploring any areas within your body that may have injuries, or are all knotted up. The key is to find the tension within your body, and actively focus on releasing that energy.

These tissues, including tendons, cartilage, and the full-body subcutaneous casing known as fascia, are most concentrated in and around the joints, where they can stiffen and shorten with age or inactivity. Mobilizing the tissueslubricates them and makes them more supple. Yin yoga is one way to achieve this. Yoga nidra, as well as other more relaxing types of yoga, like yin yoga and restorative yoga, are gaining popularity, says Fleming.

They give people. I suspect few of us are perfect human beings with smooth flowing chi through all our meridian channels. Another thing to consider is that yin yoga is a practice in mindfulness or a gateway to meditation. The long holds are a style of meditation in and of themselves that allow you to be present with what is arising.

Different Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body, which in turn balances the body’s internal organs and systems. Yin yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch, so not every yoga pose can be done safely or effectively when practising Yin style yoga. Practicing yoga changes your mind: It changes the way you approach life, your body, and eating.

Yoga shows you how to appreciate your body for all of the amazing things that it can do for you and points you in the direction of wanting to fill your body with the best possible fuel rather than processed junk food.

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Done with focus and presence, yoga is the perfect blend of mind, body, and soul or breath.

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from The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life
by Sue Morter, Jill Bolte Taylor
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Especially unique to Krishnamacharya’s Yoga is the vinyasa method, which uses breath-coordinated movements to transition from one asana to another.

“The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies: Yoga: India's philosophy of meditation” by Ram Shankar Bhattacharya, Karl H. Potter, Sibajiban Bhattacharyya, Gerald James Larson, American Institute of Indian Studies
from The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies: Yoga: India’s philosophy of meditation
by Ram Shankar Bhattacharya, Karl H. Potter, et. al.
Motilal Banarsidass, 1970

This creates a physiological foundation, adding an advantage as we engage in all of our other yoga practices that are propelling us along the road to enlightenment.

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The beauty of Yoga Nidra is that it works at both the psychological and physiological levels.

“Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep” by Kamini Desai
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Building Healthy PosesThe Master Principles of Alignment The Pillars of Power Yoga—breath, heat, flow, drishti, uddiyana—give you the tools to create a graceful and strong practice that integrates the whole body and the mind.

“Journey Into Power: How to Sculpt Your Ideal Body, Free Your True Self, and Transform Your Life with Yoga” by Baron Baptiste
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Much of the practice of yoga revolves around gaining access to, and control over, this energy.

“Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness” by Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, Swami Ajaya
from Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness
by Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, Swami Ajaya
Himalayan Institute, 1976

Hatha is useful, and produces spectacular physical results, but this branch of yoga is little used by yogis bent on spiritual liberation.

“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
from Autobiography of a Yogi
by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, 2008

This yoga doesn’t have to do with yin-yang balance.

“The Ecological Thought” by Rita Shea Guffey Chair of English Timothy Morton, Timothy Morton
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by Rita Shea Guffey Chair of English Timothy Morton, Timothy Morton
Harvard University Press, 2010

Such work is good, but it is not yoga.

“Bhagavad Gita” by Eknath Easwaran
from Bhagavad Gita
by Eknath Easwaran
Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 2004

In particular, I have found a combination of Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga to be very effective.

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