–Physical Exertion: Gentle. Yoga experience recommended: Beginner and above.
Yin yoga is an extremely relaxing practice in which the postures, done on the floor, are more passive. Each one is held for five minutes or more during which the practitioner relaxes in the pose and softens the muscles, applying moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body–the tendons, fascia, and ligamaents–with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A great antidote to the stiffness caused by sitting much of the day and a great way for beginning your exploration of yoga.