I’m thinking the ancients were onto something. Meaning this (possibly) 5,000 year old art that so many of us enjoy practicing and teaching. I’m talking about the tradition of Hatha yoga. The one that includes putting our bodies into poses like Uttanasana, Dandasana, Padmasana (Full Lotus), Sirsasana (Headstand) etc. The Daily Bandha
Every meditator knows the pain of stiff knees and an aching back. By stretching the connective tissue, Yin Yoga can condition you to sit longer—and more comfortably. By Paul Grilley Conventional yoga wisdom holds that nothing prepares your body for hours of seated meditation as well as regular asana practice. But when I began to explore more intensive meditation sessions, I discovered to my chagrin that years of sweaty vinyasa and mastery of fairly advanced poses hadn't made me immune to the creaky knees, sore back, and aching hips that can accompany long hours of sitting practice. Fortunately, by the time I got serious about meditation, I'd already been introduced to the concepts of Taoist Yoga, which helped me understand my difficulties in sitting. Yoga Asana Columns - Yin Yoga
YinYoga.com - The Home Page of Yin Yoga Welcome to the home for Yin Yoga on the web. Many people come here because of a question: "What is Yin Yoga?" The answer is not really found through a website but you can start to understand Yin Yoga by watching this short video: An Introduction To Yin Yoga. The video is just the beginning of the answer - to really understand Yin Yoga, or any form of yoga, one must experience it.