This class focuses on stillness and deepening into a pose to allow the muscles to relax and the soft tissues to open. Most poses are seated and held between 3 to 5 minutes to allow the body to soften. Yin Yoga is rooted in the Taoist belief that energy (aka "chi") runs through the various meridians housed in our connective tissues and the practice helps release any blockages to allow the energy to flow freely. Props are sometimes used to support the body, allowing gentle relaxation with gravity, rather than against it. Pranayama and yoga nidra/meditation is incorporated to promote deep relaxation. Open to all levels and beginners are welcome.