Yin yoga is a slow and deep practice that is known as a quiet practice or cool practice. A quiet practice because it’s a practice that gives you the opportunity to quiet the mind, and a cool practice because it’s a style of yoga that penetrates the deeper, cooler tissues. The systems affected by this practice are the chakras, the meridians, and joints and connective tissues.
Almost four years ago now, I was in Indonesia preparing to lead a yoga teacher training beginning in 72 hours. My phone rang. On the other end, came the news that my sister had just died from a heroin overdose. Speechless and gutted, I pulled my arms in front of my chest, dropped my head into my hands and felt paralyzed.