Born out of Taoist Buddhism, Yin Yoga applies the concepts of Chinese acupressure to the bodies dense connective tissues. This practice includes long held postures that gently ease the tightness, stiffness and inflexibility in the soft tissues and joints that can occur from repetitive movement. This approach has the added benefit of opening meridians and increasing the efficiency of energy flow throughout the body. Yin Yoga is seen as a balancing and complementary practice to more Yang forms of exercise (vinyasa, running, cross training, etc.). All levels including those without yoga experience are welcomed.