20 min Morning Yin Yoga Full Body Stretch

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Duration: 15-30
Style: Yin Yoga
Level: All Levels
Focus: Morning Yoga, Full Body Yoga
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

Rise and shine, it’s yoga time! Today I’m taking you through a simple yet effective morning yin yoga sequence to stretch your entire body. This is a soothing practice to get you ready for the day ahead. Please grab one block for this class or you can substitute with some folded blankets or pillows.

Each pose will be held for about 2 minutes to open up your hips, hamstrings, back and shoulders. 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.

47 Comments

  1. Tamara

    I have really enjoyed this class! This is my third day in a row. It’s short, but I love the poses that you put together. My intention is Confidence. This is my intention in every class, until I feel, believe and live it.

    • Catharine Woiderski

      Open

  2. Roxane

    Nice combo to do the abs and butt class from a few days ago and follow with this yin .. thanks .. patience is my intention today

  3. Nicole Lasas

    My word was comfort. And when we got into a straddle, I started to push it…and then you kindly reminded us to remember our word and I adjusted to hold true to my word. Perfect timing Kassandra.
    One technical thing, when we were reclined with butterfly legs, my knees ached slightly, as they do with many hip openers. It’s like my hips have more range than my knees. Is keeping my feet flexed a way to counter the pain? I sometimes use blocks as well and release them as my knee adjust. Thank you again and again.

  4. Jeannine Quinn

    My intention today – insight
    This is a great morning class! Thank you!

  5. Enrique Avila

    I really enjoyed this class. The middle splits was kinda difficult for my upper aching spine when I had to twist; so I had to accommodate and reduce intensity. Otherwise, it was good for me and relaxing in the morning. My intention for the flow was to have a balanced mindset in everything I encounter in my life; from the littlest things to the most obvious endeavors/points of view. I also really enjoyed chanting Om. I honestly forgot to type this up yesterday because I got self- conscious.

  6. Alina constanta Telearca

    My intention is health. Thank you Kassandra, it is amazing what you do, i love every class you teach ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’

  7. Larysa Thorsteinson

    Health. For today and entire month. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  8. Caroline Cruise

    Loved this combination of poses. I felt very grounded. A very good start to a new month & new challenge!

  9. Nazneen Sabavala

    A very relaxing and grounding class. My intention: Motivation

  10. Diane

    Word of the Day: Renewalโ˜€๏ธ

  11. Loretta Johnson

    after doing the 10 min month challenge which I spread over 6 weeks, my focus this time is practice daily with this challenge, being consistent and not to miss a day. Thank you! I appreciate you!

  12. Kerri

    This was my first yin yoga class in about a year and that dragonfly pose was rough! I’m so glad I did this though. My word was Acceptance

  13. Michelle Neumann

    I am good enough. I do enough. I have enough.

  14. Bridget Simmons

    Wonderful class being the first in the August โ€˜20 is plentyโ€™ program ๐Ÿฅฐ

  15. Carla Herrmann

    satisfaction…thank you

  16. Alexandra

    Thanks for the Lughnasadh gift ๐Ÿฅฐ

  17. Alexandra

    I did it before bed so my intention was: let go and have a good resting night

  18. Jessica

    Also, ive had this app since April and just now realized we could comment!!

    • Liz Herbst

      Its a new addition!! โ˜บ๏ธ

  19. Linnea

    I just tried this one with a bolster in place of the block and it was a wonderful start to today ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  20. Naomi Overton

    Peace ๐Ÿ™ thank you Kassandra ๐ŸŒป

  21. Kelly

    ๐Ÿ•‰๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ‹

  22. Ash Smith

    To cultivate authentic expression of my feelings/my needs

  23. Julia Hacker

    Restore ๐Ÿ’™This was just what I needed after days back at a desk for work, thank you

  24. Neeraja Sankaran

    Intention: Commitment.

  25. Colette Wabnitz

    I live these shorter Yin yoga practices. They are my go to on weekends ๐Ÿ™

  26. cassie arnold

    presence
    presence
    presence

    for what is in directly in front of me today!
    thank you,
    ca

  27. Kathleen

    That was a wonderful, easy flow for a Sunday morning! My intention today is sexual expression toward my spouse, being open to his signals, and getting in touch with my sexual energy.

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