Hi everyone. Have you ever had a sluggish day or moments where you fell achy and ugh? You know the feeling. Well, I’ve been feeling that way for a couple of weeks. I think it’s a combination of my chair at the office (we moved and the chairs are the worst). And a combination of trying to handle Hank. LOL gotta love that little guy. Anyway. I still am doing my workouts, but I have to modify quite a bit. You always have to remember to do this for your health and fitness. If there is ever pain, you need to back off. So, I’m still doing my workouts, but I also incorporate YIN yoga. I should do this multiple times a week, no matter what. However, I tend to favor it when I start to feel stress in my lower back. Whether or not you feel any pain or discomfort, everyone can benefit from YIN yoga. It’s when you hold poses for 5 minutes or more. The purpose is to stretch the connective tissue between your bones and your muscles. This helps keep your bones aligned. Ok – I’m not an expert, so I’m going to grab snippets from experts. You really should include this in your normal, weekly workouts. At least 2-3 times a week. You wont’ regret it. Post below and let me know what you think.
Ya know? I was trying to look up the exact meaning of YIN yoga, and there’s so much info out there, you can get lost. Bottom line? It’s deep stretching of the body’s connective tissue. Benefits? Huge!
Yin yoga improves the body in a variety of ways. These may include:
- Feeling calm and balanced
- Regulated energy levels (chi)
- Greater strength
- Improved health
- Stress levels lowered
- Greater stamina
- Flexibility of the body’s connective tissues and joints
- Slowed signs of aging
- Improved meditation
- Deeper relaxation
- Improved practice of yang yoga
I’ve tried many different DVDs on the practice. I’ve enjoyed looking them up on YouTube. Do that, try out the different practitioners. One I really enjoy is Paul Grilley. He’s upbeat, keeps it simple and offers variations for many levels. Please, give it a try and let me know what you think.