If you had asked me a year ago whether I practiced yin yoga I would have looked at you with confusion, claiming that the best type of yoga is definitely an energy-boosting vinyasa flow that gets your blood pumping and really pushes you to your limits – now I’m happy to admit that this would have been entirely ignorant of me.
This year, I’m making it my main priority to keep practicing fitness but round off my routines with balance. Enter yin. Whether you’re a runner pushing yourself to the limit every morning or someone who practices pilates occasionally, the simple fact remains: all of our bodies can benefit from stretching and releasing. I decided that the perfect addition to my new year ‘be better’ fitness regime had to include some key time restoring my body and working on its joints, and that’s how I became obsessed with FLY LDN’s Chill class.
Open to all, this beginner’s level yin yoga class was perfect for people like me who enjoy yoga but aren’t super stretchy. When you step into their gorgeously-clean Aldgate/Liverpool Street-based studio, it’s much more of a community of people who want to enjoy exercise than a terrifyingly inaccessible clique –