In yin yoga we target the connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia, along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion.
Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.
Most poses are done while seated or lying down and are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Yin emphasizes stillness and silence and prepares both the body and the mind for a deeper experience during the Gong Meditation in Savasana.