When practicing yin yoga you develop your mobility by applying positive stress to your deep connective tissues. The health provided to your bones, joints, ligaments and fascia will support the load you apply to your muscles when you practice more yang types of exercises such as running, skiing, crossfit or warm yoga.
Taking time to come into the pose, finding stillness in the practice enables you to feel what is happening in your body and what your body needs. Your yoga routine becomes functional and sustainable.
When experiencing yin yoga you also give yourself the time to open your heart, nourish your feelings and value your uniqueness while developing the range of motion in your body. The calmness of the practice gives the opportunity to be in a mindful state, consciously relaxed.