In a Yin style practice, the poses (asanas) are held for longer periods of time while relaxing the outer muscles of the body in order to reach the deeper tissues. Through compression of the bones and extension of fascia and inner musculature we release the fascia which leads to freer movement and deep relaxation.
Yin is a powerful, transformative practice for body & mind: it recharges the body's energy flow and naturally draws the mind inward into a relaxed, meditative state. It helps us to slow down, explore and feel holding patterns in the body in order to release them.
The meditative part of this practice is my favorite, while holding poses you’re practicing to let go of your thoughts, as we’re using different breathing techniques you’re getting a lot of tools to practice mindfulness in your everyday life.