The Benefits of Yin Yoga

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Yin & Yang are opposites that create balance in Life.

One cannot exist without the other. One gives value to the other.  When ‘Yin’ is slow cool & still, ‘Yang’ is fast, hot & moving.

 Yang Yoga is movement of blood through the muscles contracting.  Sometimes elevating the heart rate, increasing flexibility & breath/blood value.

Yin Yoga is gentle traction for 3-5 mins focusing on relaxing the muscles so as to allow the connective tissues [ joints] to take the stress, rehabilitating & increasing circulation & sustainability.

  • Deep relaxation
  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce Heart Rate
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Increase circulation
  • Decrease joint & muscle pain, back pain, sciatica, hypertension, vertigo, fibromyalgia, insomnia
  • Improve heart & lung function
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve range of motion & flexibility
  • Removes scar tissue & internal adhesions
  • Increases collagen, elastin & hydration of all tissues & joints
  • Keeps skin younger
  • Increases GABA neurotransmitters in the brain reducing stress
  • Increases Chi/Energy flow through acupressure of meridians
  • Creates healthy cartilage & bone
  • Re-establishes normal spinal curves & placement of skeletal structure
  • Turns ‘off’ sympathetic & ‘on’ parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Nourishes internal organs
  • Slows the whirling thoughts of the mind
  • Awakens mindfulness
  • Creates happiness & improves relationships

Yin Yoga is great for beginners & is very, in fact, highly beneficial for EVERYONE!

It compliments other sports, enabling greater joint strength & energy dispersion. Assists with healing from injuries & calms the mind body & the soul.

Whether you want to take it on as an activity on its own & do 2-3 classes per week or as a complimentary 1 class per week to get some ‘YIN’ balance in your ‘YANG’ world? It is really worth a try to just feel the benefits for yourself.

Performed in a relaxed environment,  warm room in winter & air conditioned in summer with candlelight and all props supplied.  Essential oils, sound healing & a head massage are common accompaniments to Tracie’s Yin classes.

Please do not hesitate should you have any further queries?

Private sessions can also be arranged.


Tracie Kim

Yin, Iyengar, Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher

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