Principles of Yin Yoga

Butterfly Pose Yin yoga

Yin yoga is a slow, quiet style of yoga, in which poses (typically floor-based) are held for several minutes. We allow the body to soften and relax while we are tuning into the internal aspects of each pose – bodily sensations, breath, thoughts, emotions. Yin yoga is not meant to replace other styles of yoga Continue reading »

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Release

Top 5 Poses for stress release

In my workshops on Managing Stress with Yoga I usually ask people what their favourite pose for releasing tensions, and invariably the following poses come up each time. They are really great for a yoga home practice because they are gentle and non-competitive. The practice of asanas – just as any form of physical exercise Continue reading »

How Yin Yoga Can Help Relieve Stress

Yoga reacher demonstrating yin-style butterfly pose

It seems that yin is in. I only came across yin yoga last summer although it has been around in one form or another since the 1990s. During my first yin yoga class I felt instantly soothed and nurtured, and I believe it is this effect which makes yin yoga so popular at the moment Continue reading »