Yin yoga is a meditative practice that combines asana practice with traditional Chinese medicine. Simply put: The practice works on a number of levels — stretching your connective tissue as well as clearing the meridians in your body so that your chi — your life force — flows more smoothly. Participants stay in the poses, which are mostly done on the floor, for an extended period of time and remain still while they’re in the pose.
I like to teach and practice yin mostly in silence with an emphasis on meditation, poetry and some Buddhism. If you’re interested in reading more about yin yoga I recommend Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga.