Yin Yoga Meditation Gently Connects the Mind and Body

A very gentle but surprisingly effective yoga technique is called yin yoga meditation. It consists of numerous stretching poses and is found by many to very effectively build strength as well as flexibility. It is much less intense than Nritya yoga dance, but for those just starting out or who happen to be less fit, yin yoga can be just the method to get you started out with a very low risk of causing injury. This article from the Rome News-Tribune highlights experiences from some local practitioners.

Yin Yoga Meditation Gently Connects the Mind and Body

Active throughout her life, (Elizabeth) Busby delved into yin yoga where poses are relaxed and held for minutes at a time when high-energy classes became too taxing. She said practicing yin yoga gives her more energy during the week, increased flexibility and helps to ease her aches and pains.

“I can sit on the floor and get up,” Busby said with a laugh.

With several local options for yoga classes from gyms to small studios, Romans are feeling the benefit of yoga practice. From active classes that test muscle strength and balance to gentle classes that promote deep tissue stretch, there are many options from which to choose.

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Yin yoga meditation increases flexibility and strength. Photo: Jupiterimages c/o Photos.Com

According to Spring Stone owner and instructor Lynne Jacobs, yoga is for everyone. You don’t have to be flexible or fit a certain criteria to become involved.

“If you can breathe, you can do yoga,” Jacobs said. “It’s much more than just physical movements.”

Yoga consists not only of certain movements and stretching but also focused relaxation, breath work and meditation. Jacobs said a common misconception about yoga is that you have to be a certain personality to enjoy it. Even those with a high-paced and stressful lifestyle can experience a renewed sense of well being and peace through yoga practice.


While there are many styles of yoga, yin yoga meditation can bring together the mind and the body with the spiritual peace to bind them together as one. If you find this style of yoga intriguing, leave a comment below and share what you think.

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