Yin Yoga

The hallmark of yin yoga is that poses are held for about three to five minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissue around the joints and bring the practitioner to a state of mental calmness.

The hallmark of yin yoga is that poses are held for about three to five minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissue around the joints and bring the practitioner to a state of mental calmness.
Yin poses are derived from traditional yoga poses. These postures have similar shapes to their yang counterparts but are taught with an emphasis on relaxing the muscles over the course of several minutes. In yin poses, gravity helps intensify the stretch.