Two Different Perspectives: Yin Yoga Overview

The word “yin” when used in the context of yoga can refer to either:

  1. Yin in quality, or
  2. The style of practice called “Yin Yoga”

In other words:

  • Meditation, Restorative Yoga, and other yoga practices and styles can be yin in nature, for example.
  • But Yin Yoga refers to a style of practice that is based on a specific theory and practice.
  • Yin Yoga is, of course, yin in nature but it also refers to a particular theory and style of practice. This section is devoted to the style of practice called Yin Yoga.