The key moment in performing asanas of yin yoga is a complete relaxation of the muscles that are involved. If the muscle is tense, it takes on all the tension and connective tissue is staying untouched. Then all the yin approach loses its meaning. The ability to relax is closely related to the awareness of tension. The way out of yin yoga asana should be done slowly and carefully. Connective tissue is the main supporting and protective tissue of the body, the basis of all its connecting and supporting structures. In a broad sense, these are several different tissues that form connective tissue structures – bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, dermis and blood vessels. The connective tissue is up to 50% of the mass of the human body. Each cell, each organ is framed by a connective tissue.
By the way, women suffer from connective tissue diseases 4 times more than men. Here it is – lack of yin energy. The practice of yin-yoga allows you to go into places where energy “stocks” in order to activate its circulation. Energy flows more freely, which releases pain and practitioner begin to feel better.
Yin yoga eliminates the energy “toxins”. Energy “toxins” are manifested in the form of emotions. These include anger, stress, anxiety, sadness, and much more. According to traditional Chinese medicine, for each emotion – each specific body part is responsible. For example, sadness is associated with the lungs, fear is in the kidneys, and stress in the liver. These emotions are equally harmful to our body.
When you begin to practice yin, you will notice how negative emotions go away on their own, flexibility develops, clamps are removed and complete relaxation sets in.