Yin is a deeply meditative practice in which the postures are held passively, on the floor, using props, blankets and bolsters. Poses are held for three minutes or more during which the student relaxes in the pose and softens the muscles, applying moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body, the tendons, fascia, and ligaments, thus increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. With the help of gravity and time, we allow the body and the mind to come to stillness. This class is a great antidote to the stiffness caused by sitting much of the day. It's a great way to begin your exploration of yoga or to balance your yang yoga practice.