Sometimes our practice is light, blissful and easy. While other times our practice can be challenging, heavy, even emotional. I often have students comment how yin yoga can be especially heightening of theses responses.
The meditative element of yin is to learn how and when to let go of resistance. To change our inner dialogue when discomfort arises and the mind wanders. Gently coming back to the moment exactly as it is without judgement. In doing this, we re-wire our brains to become more responsive and less reactive.