The goal in Yin yoga is to slow down and take a meditative approach to postures. Contrary to most styles of yoga, there is no emphasis on muscular development. Students simply hold poses, often longer than in other classes, without seeking necessarily to improve the pose or the experience. For the mind, students learn to accept the various emotions and sensations that arise. Students will work with joints, tendons and ligaments, thus improving flexibility. As with meditation, one learns to listen and thereby know oneself better.