Yin Yoga Classes Vancouver
Semperviva’s Yin yoga class is a powerful practice which targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture during a Yin yoga class is held for long periods of time to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace. A Yin yoga class is the perfect antidote to stress and a great counter balance to more active styles of yoga.
Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time. There are far fewer postures or asanas in the yin style of yoga as are found in more active styles. There are approximately three dozen postures in total. In a 90 minute Yin yoga class, you can expect to do an average of thirteen poses.
According to Paul Grilley, there is not a great need for a lot of postures in the Yin yoga practice “The more Yin yoga you practice the less variety is needed and the emphasis is placed on a few basic postures.”
Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging due to the length of time postures are held. This Yin yoga class is open to all levels of students and is a perfect complement to a more yang or more active style of yoga such as Vinyasa Power Flow (Power Yoga) or Ashtanga.