Yin yoga has a more passive approach to flexibility, allowing your body to release into poses and postures versus actively powering through them. “Constantly stretching muscles in power yoga classes can actually cause strain and inflammation around the joints,” says Sadie Nardini, a certified yoga instructor, host of Rock Your Yoga and founder of Core strength vinyasa yoga. "If you hyper-focus on the muscles, you may neglect the all-important connective tissues around muscles and joints." Lying in restful yin poses, often with the help of bolsters and props, will target healthy opening of your connective tissue system, Nardini says. “It feels like floating on a cloud."
Find it: If your local studios don't offer yin yoga, try a pre-recorded class streamed online at YogaGlo.com.