What is Yin Yoga?

Category: Exercises


Generic name: Yoga

Yin yoga, so named because of its correspondence to the Taoist concept of yin, is a very distinct style of Chinese yoga similar to hatha yoga that stretches the connective tissue (joints) rather than conditioning the muscles, the latter being the aim of most other styles of hatha yoga.

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Fibromyalgia 1 1
General health 1 1
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Dosage Patients
230 min weekly 1


Currently doing Yin Yoga

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
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