Why I Love To … Yin Yoga

Darren Kennedy, TV host, writer, creative director

Darren Kennedy: 'Yin is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. It’s a great space for a bit of ‘me time’ – not a phone or email in sight.'

Darren Kennedy: 'Yin is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. It’s a great space for a bit of ‘me time’ – not a phone or email in sight.'

 

I’ve been an avid gym fan for over a decade now, mostly weight training consistently, but I like to change things up every now and then with something different.

Most recently I discovered Yin yoga, which I find incredibly relaxing. I’ll catch a couple of classes each week in Yoga Hub, off Camden Street, depending on my work and travel schedule. Yin is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. It’s a great space for a bit of “me time” – not a phone or email in sight.

The practice is known for helping to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility, but actually what I love is the meditative approach to Yin, which aims to cultivate awareness and an ability switch off – something I value now more than ever.

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