Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice

Paul Grilley, Author
Paul Grilley, Author White Cloud Press $15.95 (118p) ISBN 978-1-883991-43-2
Reviewed on: 06/01/2002
Release date: 06/01/2002
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Yoga as practiced in North America is almost exclusively ""yang"" in nature, meaning that it relies upon postures that aggressively stretch the muscles. Paul Grilley offers his book Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice as a counterbalance to this trend. Yin yoga, he says, should only be done when muscles are already relaxed, and postures should be held for long periods at least several minutes. Yin yoga can be used to unwind, and is particularly appropriate for the end of the day. Anyone who thinks that yin yoga sounds wimpy should gaze hard at the 35 photographs in this book, which illustrate some pretty challenging poses. Grilley's technique offers a unique blend of yoga meditation and Taoist principles. (July)