The difference between Yin yoga and Restorative yoga
explained by both Yin and Restorative teacher Eline van de Kam
My favorite aspect of both of these styles of yoga is they teach you to feel.
Restorative and yin yoga both cultivate a powerful inner awareness. Both practices are an extended and effortless meditation. Observing what is happening without interfering and judgement.
Emotions may surface that you usually suppress. You learn how to sit with difficult or painful emotions that arise and work through them – the same way you physically work with a difficult posture — adjust as needed, sit with it, breathe through it, send it energy and love, and smile.
Yin works the energy channels of the body and opens deep connective tissues, requiring one to stay with what IS by connecting with the breath especially when challenged in a pose.
Restorative yoga replenishes the body, restores a body with high stress levels (ready to flight, fight or freeze) into a body at ease (rest and digest) requiring no effort from the yogi other than to relax. They serve two different intentions, yet both relax the body, expand the breath and allow to let go of the noise in the mind….
Being present in the now. ❤️
Yin classes at Yoga Spot
Monday 20:30 – 21:45u Margriet
Tuesday 14:30 – 15:45u Eline
Wednesday 11:00 – 12:15u Lahma
Wednesday 20:30 – 21:45u Eline
Thursday 11:00 – 12:15u Armindah
Friday 11:00 – 12:15u Lahma
Sunday 11:45 – 13:15u Armindah
Sunday 20:30 – 21:45u Melissa
Restorative classes at Yoga Spot
Monday 10:00 – 11:15u Eline
Tuesday 17:30 – 18:45u Natasa
Thursday 20:30 – 21:45u Lahma
Friday 17:00 – 18:15u Cristina