"Antiage Yoga" is one of the ways of defining yin Yoga for its ability to rehydrate the myofascial tissue, obtaining its relaxation. Although it is a static style of Yoga it is not very simple to perform as it requires long times, total abandonment to the force of gravity, observation of the breath and immobility. With the fast pace of the days of our cities we are perhaps not ready for a real and conscious complete abandonment for a long time. But Yin Yoga wants to "give us back the lost time" and there is no other way to reach the connective tissue and the myofascial which, being involuntary tissues, we cannot decontract either at our will or quickly.
The myofascial is a tissue of enormous importance for the ability to ensure health, elasticity, hydration and therefore youth of all other tissues. We must imagine the myofascial as a sort of thin spongy and fibrous tissue that envelops all the other tissues (muscles, joints, tendons and bones) takes care of trophism, therefore of nutrition, of the tissues it envelops, of their hydration and, finally , the elimination of waste elements, toxins. Its contraction occurs very slowly (due to stress, fatigue, excess movement, etc.) and leads to a total or partial inability to carry out the vital functions for which it is responsible. Just as it slowly contracted, just as slowly and with due care and attention, we can act to decontract it with the consequent recovery of its functions.
Yoga practice is a very wide range of experiences ranging from meditation, hatha yoga to the dynamic techniques of ashtanga and vinyasa flwo or aerial yoga. It goes without saying that the various types of practice lead to a progressive remodeling and toning of our muscles. The Bhagavad Gita (fundamental text of yoga philosophy) teaches us that yoga is not for those who love excesses, so none of these aspects should be taken to extremes. Rather, a meditated balance must be found. In this way, yin Yoga is part of the training framework of those who have a holistic point of view and consider the set of elements that lead to the deepest well-being.
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