YOGA 101 course: Yin versus Yang?
Yin: That’s the feminine side. The passive side, dark, receptive, reflective, cool, withdrawn and introspective.
Yin yoga has been developed to penetrate deeply into the connective tissues of the human body thus facilitating the flexibility of certain so-called more closed body regions. Yin yoga is a mild and restorative yoga that promotes healing, stimulating the body’s meridians aimed at loosening energy blockages issue to increase the flow of energy.
Yang: It’s the masculine side: Light, action, heat, extrospection.
The Yang Yoga type is the most traditional as the hatha (Bikram) or Ashtanga asanas practice that develops flexibility, endurance and muscle strength.