Yin Yoga focuses on still stretches that are held for 1-5 minutes. Their goal is two-fold: to stretch the tendons and ligaments, but also to support meditation and mindfulness. Along with twenty yin poses are five yang, or moving, poses. In addition, there are four balanced sequences of poses. One sequence focuses on specific body parts. Another spotlights the seasons. A third targets energy. The final sequence is for rest and relaxation.
Yin Yoga contains great line drawings showing the proper alignment for each pose. Most contain contraindications and modifications that may be needed. If you have knee issues, this may not be the best type of yoga for you. However, for everyone else, this is a great introduction to this style of yoga. 4 stars!
Thanks to Rockridge Press and Callisto Publisher’s Club for a copy in exchange for my honest review.