Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga blending traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist principles with asanas (postures), where the practitioner may stay up to 5 minutes or more in one shape. In contrast to an energetic yang yoga practice which targets the muscles, Yin Yoga works into the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia and the meridians.
Conscious steady breathing combined with the application of controlled levels of stress to different body parts triggers healing at the deepest physiological level. At the same time, on the energetic level, Yin yoga improves the free flow of Qi (energy) in the organs.
Apart from the physical benefits, Yin Yoga efficiently promotes emotional and mental health, as it gives the practitioner time and space to allow emotions, thoughts and feelings one may have kept in the shadows, to surface. Subconscious or emotional blockages may be released and gift the practitioner with a much clearer mind.
Melina invites you to join her Yin Yoga sessions for a beautiful, meditative journey inward!
All you need is some comfortable, stretchy clothing, a pinch of curiosity and an open mind – no previous experience is needed. Be ready to feel surprised, re-balanced and refreshingly lighter once you get off your mat!
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With Melina, no Yin yoga journey will be the same! In her sessions, she will guide you with her voice and carefully selected music, each time focusing on a selected focus or theme, such as “deep grounding & calming the mind”, “cleansing & detoxification”, “open your heart & find joy”, “nourish your kidney & liver meridians”, ‘emotional release through hip openers”, “activate & balance your chakras” – and many, many more. The best way to understand it is to come and experience.
Benefits of Yin yoga at a glance:
- Better circulation and flexibility
- Improved joint mobility
- Building of emotional awareness
- Calm and balanced mind & body
- Deep relaxation
- Reduced stress and anxiety
For Melina, practicing yoga means embarking on a colorful, multidimensional path of change and growth. Fascinated with the ripple effects of yoga, she continuously yearns to go deeper, embarking on additional teacher trainings year by year, – and always looking for opportunities to share the magic with others.