Yin - the opposing energy of yang - is a slow-moving, grounded practice where practitioners hold each posture for around 3-5 minutes (and sometimes as long as 20 minutes). Yin yoga is a complementary practice to the muscle- and blood-focused approaches of most other styles of yoga and is intended to deepen the flexibility and elasticity of connective tissues like fascia. Practiced consistently, yin yoga may offer increased mobility to joints. While yin yoga traditionally does not include props, some yin practices on Gaia may include props like blocks, blankets, bolsters, or straps. Practice with Gaia's collection of online yin yoga as an afternoon break, after a stressful day, or as part of a regular yoga practice. With practices from 15 minutes all the way up to 90 minutes, there are options to find a practice that fits your needs today, in the time you have available. Yin yoga tends to be physically less demanding than some other styles of yoga, but internally more demanding as we sit with our sensations and internal dialogue. Remember, it's a practice!

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