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According to my experience "yin yoga" works. But that name "yin" and "yoga" is strange mix. Isn't that simply hatha yoga?


Yin yoga works. I've been doing it for almost a month now and I feel incredible. I had developed chronic pain from a bad bite. It led to a muscle imbalance that begin with my bite, affecting the muscles of my face, neck, and back. Although I am still working on correcting my bite, I am re-aligning the tissue with Yin yoga. My hip pain is gone, the tension headaches are gone. I used to feel sick all the time. I feel so much better. I no longer have to rely on muscle relaxants to relieve my pain. My sleep pattern is back to normal.


Oh, Paul. You make everything so complicated. It was long hours of meditation that gave origin to asanas as opposed to assanas preparing you for long hours of medtiation. But what can all of you, prostitutors of the real yoga, know...


So I am trying to accept the concept of putting healthy stress to the joint. YEsterday I did some yin yoga first time and when on saddle pose, I feel really sorry for my knees, it is painful and I'm constantly worry about pulling my ligaments. Im a yoga teacher and granted am pretty flexible and doesnt suffer from any major injuries. But putting whole body height with knee in full flexion is just too much for the knee to handle I think. I wake up next morning having ache lower back pain too.

Jeanne Howard

Thank you for this very clear, well-written explanation.


What is the difference between Yin yoga and Restorative yoga?

Susan Hunziker

Are there any practitioners of Yin Yoga in S.E. Portland, Oregon?


I have had bilateral hip replacements and after reading about yin yoga i am wondering if this would be appropriate for me. I am 75 years old and am not a yoga student (except for occasional classes years ago)

Are there any practitioners of yin yoga in manhattan?

nadine antin-colla

Are there any practitioners of Yin yoga in the Los Angeles Ca. area? Thank you

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