There are as many answers to this question as there are teachers, but here are some benefits of practicing at different times of day:
Morning Practice - Upon waking, muscles are not yet warmed up and the biggest benefit to connective tissue is possible. - Starting the day with a positive action (like a yin yoga practice) can set the tone for the rest of the day. The duration of the practice matters less than the commitment to starting the day this way. - Practicing Yin Yoga in the morning lets one cross one “self care” agenda item off the list!
Mid-Day Practice - If a student would like the opportunity to rest and reset during the day, a mid-day practice offers a nice “restart” and allows for a little mental rest. Evening Practice - For some students, practicing a mindfulness practice like Yin Yoga before bed helps the mind to settle and process the work of the day - Preparing for bed can be a sacred practice and set the tone for a supportive and restful sleep