Yin yoga: A gentle practice that soothes stress and balances emotions

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Yin yoga is an antidote to the high-pressure, high-stress, fast-paced lifestyles most people live today, said Erin Fleming, RYT-500, owner of Yogadeva International and movement specialist at Bluewave Medicine in Sausalito, Calif. The passive, gentle style of yoga involves holding postures for between two to seven minutes each, often without ever doing a standing posture, she said. As the body slowly unwinds, practitioners focus on the breath and cultivate a deep presence with their thoughts,…