In Yin Yoga, postures (or asanas, to give them their technical name) are held longer than in a more dynamic (Yang) Yoga session.
The longer a floor based posture is held the more it targets the connective tissues of the body (that is tendons, ligaments, bones, and cartilage) and deeply held tension in the muscles. It also gives an opportunity to work more deeply with the mind and breath. So every Yin pose becomes a little meditation in itself.
In this way, this style of yoga offers the perfect counterpart to a dynamic, Yang Yoga practice. Together, they create a whole.
Helga did her initial Yin Yoga training with Biff Mithoefer.
She also studied with Sarah Powers, Suzie and Paul Grilly and Ann Hunt