Yin yoga benefits are both mental and physical. This style of yoga is alike to deep stretching, with passive poses held for long periods of time. It helps release tension in your body’s connective tissue, allowing for improved flexibility and mobility
. In addition to easing physical tension, the slower pace of yin yoga class and the time between poses allows time for introspectiveness and mindfulness. You can expect to reach a deep state of physical and mental relaxation. At the start of each class you’ll need to grab a bolster and make yourself comfortable in a restorative position – this step is essential to preparing your mind for stillness. As each pose is held for 3 to 5 minutes, you’ll have plenty of time to disconnect and just focus on your body, the stretch, and the feeling it gives you.