Yin Yoga originated in California has a total of 27 asanas (poses) and is a meditative form of yoga.
In Yin Yoga, the asanas are held for three to five minutes. In this way the connective tissue is slowly stretched, hydrated and the joints remain flexible. In this way space is created in the connective tissue and joints. Everything in our body has a layer of connective tissue. Connective tissue supports, connects, protects our organs and gives our body structure.
By stretching the muscles through Yin Yoga, tension and stress are released. In this way you not only create space in your body, but also in your head and heart.
Yin Yoga has even more benefits. In this way it stimulates a good flow of prana (life energy) in the body. This life energy flows through the meridians into the body and into the bloodstream. Meridians are narrow energy channels in the skin. These energy lines are all interconnected. The prana that flows through your body through these meridians ultimately has a positive effect on health. This is good for your organs, your immune system and your emotional state.