Yin yoga is a slow, explorative and listening practice. Yin postures are long held to enable the reflective and enquiring nature of the practice. On a physical level, yin yoga involves the release and opening up of connective tissue particularly around the joints allowing for the release of moisture to the joint (synovial fluid) to nourish the joint. Classes can include elements of Chinese Meridian Theory and other elements of Eastern philosophy depending on areas of focus.  Sometimes yin is combined with yang which is our active essence to balance the two opposing energies.