Yin Yoga physically provides the body with a deep release. Any amount of stretching is definitely a step in the right direction and will inevitably reduce chance of injury, improve flexibility and increase range of motion if practiced on a regular basis. Holding stretches for 3-5 minutes releases fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles. A yin yoga practice will not only relax muscles, but can go much further toward the important joints in the hips and back increasing circulation. The more circulation you have, the more fluid the joints and the younger and stronger the body will feel.