YIN & YANG YOGA

The terms Yin and Yang refer to two qualities of energy inherent in all things. Yin relates to the night, darkness, cold, inside, stillness… and Yang to the day, light, heat, outside, movement. Yin and Yang are opposite but complementary qualities, just like the two types of yoga I love, teach and practise.

Both Yin and Yang yoga (Vinyasa, in this case) seek the free flowing of vital energy in the body to create and maintain good physical, emotional and mental health. But in each style of yoga, the asana or pose is practised in a very different way.

In YANG YOGA we engage our muscles to protect our joints and joint tissues while using rhythmic and repetitive movements to feel more energised, flexible, strong and relaxed. In YIN YOGA we relax our muscles completely and maintain the poses still during several minutes to target directly the innermost tissues of the body: tendons, ligaments and fascia (where energy blockages tend to happen more often).

Both styles of yoga help us to explore and tune in to our own nature, to get to know ourselves better, and to live more in harmony with our true purpose in life, or dharma.

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