Yin yoga is one of my favorite yoga practices. It is a restorative practice that involves deep stretching and poses that restore alignment and balance to the body.
Physically, it's the easiest yoga you can do. Mentally, it can be more challenging, particularly if you feel nervous or unsettled by pausing and letting go.
There can be something reassuring in keeping busy. It keeps our minds occupied and, even if it's only an illusion, the doing and moving and hustling can feel like we're in control of something. So when it comes to pausing and tuning into non-doing there can be that mental struggle. That thing that says, 'this is a waste of time! You have so much to do!'
However, the more I practice yin yoga the more I discover the power in relaxing, releasing and allowing. It's the deep, inner power you can only access in those quiet moments when you tune into your deepest resources of prana and infinity.
It's the power that says I am that I am.
It's the power that says I am so taken care of, so sure of myself as a physical being in this world, that I love sitting back and letting life unfold.
If if you have not yet incorporated yin yoga into your practice, I hope you give it a try. It's truly meditation for the mind and body.