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Yin Yoga uses floor-based postures to stress the body's connective tissues in order to stimulate and rebalance the energetic channels in the body, nourishing organs and providing support for the immune system by enabling Qi flow. Yin Yoga provides a wonderful platform to begin to develop a meditation practice because the nature of the passive poses which are held for longer periods of time with the muscles relaxed and the body supported, allow you to go ‘Inside”.
When practiced with mindfulness, Yin Yoga allows us to learn awareness, non attachment, equanimity and contentment and this can be difficult to observe in a very dynamic Hatha Yoga practice where achieving ‘full posture’ is often the most important or emphasised issue. This makes Yin Yoga a great compliment to more dynamic yoga practices and yet is still often challenging in its own right.
Martin Heather is a senior Yin Yoga teacher with over 250 hours of 'functional yoga' training with Jo Phee the anatomy and Chinese medicine expert and senior teaching assistant to the Yin Yoga pioneer Paul Grilley. Martin takes the 'functional yoga' approach and interweaves it with the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology as taught by Yin Yoga innovator Sarah Powers with whom Martin is a member of her Insight Yoga Institute.