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Yin Yoga in Binghamton, Johnson City & Vestal
Yin Yoga is an internal and meditative approach to practice that helps to improve circulation, and joint mobility while cultivating awareness and inner stillness. This more intimate practice allows students get in touch with their self—their feelings, sensations and emotions. Yoga Body Shop is dedicated to bringing this deeply therapeutic practice to the yogis of Binghamton, Johnson City, Vestal and surrounding communities.
In Yin Yoga, students release into long holds of postures, held for 3-5 minutes. Time spent in the postures is like time spent in meditation. These holds softly open the connective tissues and apply gentle stress to ligaments and tendons, allowing them to fully release. Many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin Yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility. While yang-like yoga practices (i.e., Power Vinyasa Yoga) are more superficial, Yin Yoga offers much deeper access to the body. In addition to the immediate benefits of more open hips, student also experience a more relaxed body and centered mind.
Yin Yoga has been found to be effectively used in programs for those suffering from addictions, eating disorders, anxiety and deep pain or trauma. It teaches a greater mental stability of basically being with your feelings and sensations without reacting.
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to a more active (yang) yoga practice. It is also an excellent cross training tool for athletes. The feeling you have after a Yin Yoga practice is comparable to receiving a massage or acupuncture.
- Calming and balancing of the mind and body
- Regulates energy in the body
- Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips
- Lowers stress levels
- Greater stamina
- Better lubrication and protection of joints
- More flexibility in joints & connective tissue
- Release of fascia throughout the body
- Help with TMJ and migraines
- Deeper Relaxation
- A great coping for anxiety and stress
- Better ability to sit for meditation
- A better Yang practice
The Yin Yoga and “Stressing” the Joints
Although connective tissue is found in every bone, muscle, and organ, it’s most concentrated at the joints. In fact, if you don’t use your full range of joint flexibility, the connective tissue will slowly shorten to the minimum length needed to accommodate your activities. If you don’t use your full range of motion, over years of under use, you’ll discover that your joints have been “shrink-wrapped” by shortened connective tissue.
In general, a yin approach works to promote flexibility in areas often perceived as nonmalleable, especially the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to a more active (yang) yoga practice. It is also an excellent cross training tool for athletes. The feeling you have after a Yin Yoga practice is comparable to receiving a massage or acupuncture. Try this deeply therapeutic practice and experience the healing effects for yourself.
If you have questions about experiencing the healing effects of Yin Yoga, call us.
“The essence of yin is yielding. Yang is about changing the world; yin accepts the world as it is.”
~Bernie Clark, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga
At Yoga Body Shop it is our mission to create a community of empowered students, teachers and leaders. Through the practice of yoga and yogic principles, we can together be a cause for change not only in ourselves and the community.
Our teachers and staff are committed to the growth of every student, helping them achieve levels of performance beyond what they ever thought possible.
At Yoga Body Shop, we recognize the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga, fostering an atmosphere for transformative growth to thrive. We realize this power is possible for all and we are committed to empowering every student to explore and unlock their fullest potential.