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Use Yin Yoga for Healing Injuries

Yin is a type of yoga that complements more vigorous exercise and active forms of yoga. Yin Yoga supports the body's natural healing and can speed up the healing time for injuries. In Yin Yoga, the focus is to create space in the connective tissues by using a combination of breathing, stretching, and long holds. The floor postures are simple, yet powerful in opening blocked energy in the body. Modifications can be given to meet the needs of the injury.

The improved range of motion that people notice when they practice Yin Yoga is a result of floor postures that are held for t two minutes and longer to allow connective tissues the appropriate time to expand. The movements are simple but not necessarily easy; however, the challenge is what also provides the benefit, as in most therapies.


At its core, Yin Yoga is a practice of stillness. It clears energy blockages in the meridians of the body, allowing the energy to flow freely to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and organs. The poses aren't designed to elevate the heart rate, but rather to relax and slow down. In using Yin Yoga for healing injuries, you'll find that there's very little expenditure of energy; instead, there is a release from tension and energy nourishment.


Are you considering using Yin Yoga for injuries that need some therapy to recover fully? Then take a look at the classes offered live  online or select from one of the many Yin Videos in the Video Rental Gallery. I have helped many people regain their natural range of motion from ankles,  knee,  shoulder and  low back injuries with Yin Yoga. I have been teaching yoga professionally for 20 years. I am 200 Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour instructor and educator. Private sessions are  an excellent place to begin with a customized approach. All private sessions are recorded and given to the practitioner for future practices.

Get in touch with Journey Yinward today for a better-feeling tomorrow.

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