I am an RYT-200 certified yoga instructor. After several years doing hot yoga, I tried a Yin class. I loved it and added Yin as a regular part of my practice. I am now a certified Yin Yoga instructor.
Yin Yoga focuses on lengthening and strengthening the connective tissues and joints with slow, static stretches or poses held for time. It is a practice that quiets the mind and teaches calmness under a stress that you control.
For active yogis and athletes, much of your limit in range of motion is due to tension. A Yin practice strengthens and lengthens the soft, connective tissues, improves your range of motion and balances your practice or training.
For everyone, Yin improves your flexibility, agility, stability, and mobility so that you can lead an active, independent lifestyle for many years.