There are so many different yoga classes in Singapore.
A Yin Yoga class focuses on increasing flexibility, strengthening connective tissues, improving mobility, and optimal wellness for the hips, back, leg, and shoulder.
Yin Yoga is also said to offer natural pain relief. It is therapeutic, and it induces better sleep.
Why are Yin Yoga classes effective?
Yin Yoga classes are effective for so many reasons, but the best reason to explain its effectiveness is the sense of renewal one gets after it.
Yin Yoga calms and balances both mind and body, helps relax and reduce stress and anxiety, improves flexibility, circulation, balance, and mobility, and helps with the flow of chi or prana into different internal organs.
Whether you are craving for energy, or overstimulated and needing to slow down, Yin Yoga can effectively help your body achieve a state of balance.
Based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, Yin Yoga brings the opposite and complementary principles together.
Yin is immovable, and yang is the changing aspect. Yin pertains to the stiff connective tissues like tendons, ligaments and fascia, while yang pertains to more mobile parts of the body like muscles and blood.
Both yin and yang are invigorated during and after a Yin Yoga class.
How are the classes conducted?
Yin Yoga classes can be offered in three strands: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
A Yin Yoga trainer will facilitate students to find their Yin Yoga appropriate strand, moving gently and slowly into a pose, and increasing the length of time a position is held with each time.
Yin Yoga classes do not need any yoga props and can be practiced with just a mat, and sometimes, even while sitting on a chair.
Yin Yoga helps you to feel physical sensations of emotions.
The trainer will guide you to observe everything that arises while being in a Yin Yoga space.
How often should you attend a Yin Yoga class?
There is really no hard and fast rule about how often one should attend a Yin Yoga class, but it benefits people to do it for at least an hour every day.
Daily Yin Yoga practice comes with a host of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
Can anyone do Yin Yoga?
The practice of Yin Yoga is usually referred to as the yoga for the joints and is likened to self-acupuncture.
Anyone can practice Yin Yoga for as long as he or she can comfortably stretch and hold poses.
However, there are yoga trainers that require a person to have at least 3 years of yoga practice before being able to participate in Yin Yoga.
This is in order for the student to get the optimal benefits of Yin Yoga to relaxing muscles and increasing joint connectivity.
Where do I try a Yin Yoga class in Singapore?
Jal Yoga in Singapore offers Yin Yoga class for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
Teachers at Jal Yoga not only teach Yin Yoga theory but also provide opportunities to do a hands-on practice of the theories taught.
Incorporating uplifting music, Jal Yoga Yin Yoga teachers observe the student’s capability and gives just the right amount of ‘stretch’ to help the students push for greater body mobility without necessarily causing a strain on muscles.
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