Welcome back to my channel, this morning I’m going to take you through a 20 minute yin yoga class which focuses primarily on stretching your lower body. This is an intermediate yin yoga class and you’ll need a strap with you. If you don’t have a strap, you can always use a belt.
We’ll get into poses like knee to chest, reclining leg stretch, twisted child’s pose and square pose. This will target your inner and outer hips, glutes, hamstrings and lower back. A wonderful sequence to do regularly if you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. Enjoy!
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.