20 min Morning Yin Yoga Full Body Stretch – NO PROPS

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Duration: 15-30
Style: Yin Yoga
Level: Beginner
Focus: Morning Yoga, Full Body Yoga, Yoga Without Props
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

Good morning! Let’s wake up slowly with this 20 minute yin yoga class for a simple full body stretch. The poses include banana, sleeping swan (reclined pigeon), caterpillar (forward fold), child’s pose and sphinx.

This is short practice so most poses will be held for 2.5 minutes max. This is a wonderful practice to do in the morning and no props are required. This is suitable for beginners and all levels.

Cleo joins me for this morning’s class as well 🙂 Enjoy and please let me know if you would like more short morning yin yoga classes.

There are 3 principles of Yin Yoga.
1. Find your edge
2. Be still
3. Hold the pose

Find your edge means respecting your body’s limits and not pushing too far and risking injury. Pull back a little bit and as you hold the pose you will be able to go deeper into it without pushing too far or hurting yourself.

Being still means that once you are in the pose it is important to completely relax your muscles so the benefits can get into the connective tissues and joints. Try not to fidget or move or distract yourself, this is a meditative practice. Breathe deeply in and out through the nose.

Holding the pose means that in Yin Yoga a pose can be held for 1-10 minutes depending on the pose performed and on the comfort level of the student. I usually teach poses held for around 4-5 minutes. Learn to surrender and keep a timer close by if needed.

14 Comments

  1. workout@avdfitness.com

    Love these shorter morning yin practices! More of these, please!

  2. Veronica

    I’m feeling really good after this practice!
    Thank you for these lessons! <3

  3. MARIA ELIZONDO

    I love yin yoga in the morning.

  4. Ginny Carl

    Lovely way to start the day! Thank you. My word today is peace.

  5. Ruth Lively

    Lovely practice — a wonderful way to start my day. Nourishing.

  6. Ellis Matich

    Kindness & Ease…thank you!

  7. Katherine McCormick

    peaceful way to wake up <3 namaste

  8. Emmanuelle Maurin

    Sweetness 😊 Yes please some more short morning yin videos, maybe focusing body areas (neck and shoulders, back, hips and low back, legs..) Have a great day !

  9. Jacqui WIlliamson

    Finding these really beneficial. I run in the morning and do this when I’m back – it’s a great stretch and is improving my flexibility. Thank you

  10. LauradelMarA

    I love Cleo! I do want more 20-25 mins of morning yin yoga! It is amazing for my bleeding days practice! Thank you

  11. Kerry Potter

    My word for today is Calm. Loving the Yin stretches today and the guidance throughtout was great! It amazes me that I think I’m relaxed in a pose but then, when prompted, I find I am actually holding tension elsewhere. Thank you Kassandra!

  12. Alexander Kitain

    Yes, short Yin Yoga classes are great!

  13. Jennifer Berenschot Houtman

    I really love this Yin Yoga class😊 my word of the day is positive.

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