Postures in Yin Yoga are held from 3-5 minutes to allow the opening of connective tissues. While the poses are passively held, Yin Yoga can become intense considering that poses are held for a longer period of time. In a 60 minute Yin Yoga class, expect to do an average of 8 poses and for an 80-minute class, maybe 10-12 poses. For some, a Yin Yoga practice provides a much-needed balance to Vinyasa or more active styles of Hatha yoga.
Suggested props: 2 to 3 blankets, 2 blocks and, a couple of pillows or a yoga bolster
Class price: $5 minimum