20 min Morning Yin Yoga – HIPS & HAMSTRINGS

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Duration: 15-30
Style: Yin Yoga
Level: Intermediate
Focus: Morning Yoga, Yoga for Tight Hips
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

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.

65 Comments

  1. Hasmig Adjeleian

    Oh my heavens Kassandra. You read my mind this morning. Exactly what i needed for tight hamstrings and glutes. Thamks.

  2. cooktee79@gmail.com

    Compassion. I need to always respond with love no matter what. Love you Kassandra have a blessed day everyone.

  3. Bridget Simmons

    Beautiful practice, thank you 🙏 ~ Persistence ~

  4. Laura Mara

    Very smooth practice, my One word intention is “intuition”

  5. Sarah Durrett

    My favorite poses in one class! Thank you.

  6. RunningGioGio

    Flexible, in my decisions.

  7. Jessica Brown

    This practice was lovely after an early morning walk 💗

  8. Michelle Gomez

    Compassion (for myself and others) 💛🙏🏽

  9. Jess Wilkie

    Smooth. (Love your pants! )

    • Kassandra Reinhardt

      Thanks 🥰

  10. nweiss0822@gmail.com

    Grateful💚

  11. Sarah Durrett

    Qhat a lovely way to start my Sunday. Thank you.

  12. Megumi Prasad

    This is ine of my ansolute favourites. I do this class almost every morning 🥰

  13. Emily J Mahoney

    Oh lordie! What a fabulous class! Joyous!

  14. Emily J Mahoney

    It’s Christmas week! My word is merriment!

  15. Aylem Merino

    Beautiful class Kassandra! So much love and gratitude to you! My word today is: Protected ♥️. Namaste

  16. Sofie Rhodiner

    I truly love this practice ❤️

  17. Nadia Kawtar Alaoui

    Je découvre apres 5 ans de yoga la position carrée. Elle est étonnamment tres intense. Merci Kassandra.

  18. Lenore1498

    Lovely practice, peaceful!

  19. Cecilia McAleavey

    Today it must be love of course <3 feeling the collective consciousness 🙂

  20. Roisin O'Connell

    Motivated, loved this practice. Namaste

  21. Vanessa Boulton

    Laughter. I’m on holiday with my family so i want the day to be enjoyable and full of laughter. 🙏🏻💕

  22. Pat Weber

    Definitely Love! Happy Valentine’s Day Kassandra!💝

  23. David Sinish

    The care and love embodied in all your classes is deeply appreciated. Thank you

  24. Hasmig Adjeleian

    I can be productive in the face of distractions

  25. Tracy Beaird

    Great start to my day, and a great stretch after my morning walk.

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