“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.”
– B.K.S. Iyengar
Yang yoga poses often emphasize strength and endurance, they are active, powerful, and generate heat in the body.
When combined with a more relaxing and gentle sequence, the practice is then known as Yin Yang yoga or a Yin Yang yoga sequence. Traditionally, yin and yang are thought of as complementary (not opposites). Thus, balancing your more physically demanding yoga practice with gentle and restorative postures can be a way to create balance and harmony.
What to expect
• An active practice (of varying styles) that emphasizes heat and strength in the body.
• Since yang yoga incorporates many different styles, the classes will all be different.
• Careful attention is placed on your breath to generate energy throughout the practice.
• Physically, you will build strength and flexibility, endurance and improved energy levels.
• A wide range of options and styles available to choose from
Suggestions from The House of Yoga
• Be patient with your body and practice.
• Choose a practice that is suitable to your level and experience.
• Rest during the practice if needed.
• Trust in the process—strength and flexibility are built over time.
• Check out some of our yin yoga classes also to balance out your practice.
• Try these practices in the morning. They are usually great to enhance energy levels throughout your day.
• Enjoy. Be patient. Be curious. Breathe. And have fun.