"Yin and Yang are Taoist concepts and are the terms used to describe all types of phenomena. Yin is the stable, unmoving hidden aspect of things while Yang is the moving, changing, revealing aspect.
Yin Yoga is a practice of stillness; a deep, meditative yoga that works by stressing the connective tissue of our bodies. The poses focus on the spine, hips and legs. It is practiced sitting, supine and prone. The fundamental characteristic of Yin Yoga is holding the poses for several minutes.
The principle of Yin and Yang is balance. Bringing balance into your life with the appropriate amount of movement and repose, allows you find that sense of equilibrium that can nourish life.
Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to Yang (active) styles of yoga."
~ Isabella Cannon ~