Yin Yoga: find yourself
Yin yoga is a form of Hatha yoga mostly with sitting and lying postures.
Yin yoga is relaxing, meditative and it can be also challinging. We are longer in the postures, 3-5 minutes, sometimes even longer. It is key to relax as much as possible and be still in the postures. This can be unconfortable and challenging. By being in a posture, it changes because we create more space in the body.
The Yin class is accessible for beginners, no yoga experience is needed. At Bikram Yoga Nijmegen you practice Yin yoga in a pleasantly warm room, about 30°C.
Yin yoga postures
Yin postures influence meridians and organs that again influence our physical and mental health. The focus of the postures is with the spine, the shoulders and the hips, to create more space and reduce blockades. Yin yoga can help the recovery from injuries. The longer stretch of the deeper tissues can stimulate the self healing properties of your body.
Preparation for the yin class
Preferably you practice any style of yoga with an empty stomach. So eat light and have your last meal 2 hours before practicing.
Light clothing is recommended. You can wear the same outfit as you do in a Bikram class, maybe with a long top instead of a short one. Men can wear a t-shirt additionally.
We practice on a yoga mat and, if you wish, also with a towel or a blanket. We use blocks, blankets and bolsters that are available in the studio.
The yin class is on Wednesday from 20.00 -21.30 pm (from 2. of January from 20.15 – 21.30) and on Friday from 11.00am – 12.30pm (from 28th December 11.15 – 12.30) On Sunday 6th of January we start with a Sunday yin class from 16.00- 17.30, at 8th of January a yin class on Tuesday is added from 9.15 – 10.30 am.