What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is suitable for people of all fitness levels – beginners and advanced yogis alike. As is the case with all types of yoga, Yin Yoga also has a range of health benefits. A yoga class of this type calms and balances the mind and body, reduces stress and anxiety, improves flexibility and even improves joint mobility. 

Created by Paulie Zinc, Yin Yoga aims to restore our innate ability to move with fluidity, power and grace. This type of yoga uses long, passive holds to exercise all soft tissues, clear energetic blockages and promote circulation. The longer holds, and the emphasis on letting go in these yoga classes, encourages profound and meditative exploration. Yin Yoga improves flexibility at any age, but perhaps especially into old age, when function declines.  

Advanced Yin yoga is based upon Daoist energy alchemy and uses animal postures and primal movement exercises to develop the invigorating five transforming elements of Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire that are contained in the universal life force. The rhythm of yin and yang is harmonized and enhanced with powerful flowing sequences that temper the bones and build core strength and balance. 


Go to Yin Yoga if you want: 

Physical yoga poses 

Physical therapy 

Emotionally restorative yoga 




Energy flow 


Gentle exercise 

Support props 


Watch a Yin Yoga intro 


Watch a Yin Yoga class 


Who was Yin Yoga founded by? 

Yin Yoga was founded by Paulie Zink. 


When was Yin Yoga founded? 

Yin Yoga was founded in 1982. 

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is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of our yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.