Welcome to my newest Vin to Yin yoga class! This is an hour long practice which begins with a dynamic vinyasa flow before finishing with a relaxing yin yoga stretch. Vinyasa yoga merges movement with breath and helps to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. Yin yoga uses passive poses held for 3-5 minutes to work on your joints and connective tissues while soothing your nervous system.
The vinyasa portion of the practice will be done “mandala” style which means we’ll be going around the mat. You might prefer having your mat parallel to the screen rather than facing towards it, but that’s up to you. No props are needed and this is a true intermediate class for your entire body.
Normally yin yoga is practiced with cold muscles, before a vinyasa practice. Personally, I prefer to do it after but it’s important to remember to hold back a bit and not go as far since your muscles are warmed up.