20 min Morning Yin Yoga Stretch – FULL BODY Yin Yoga

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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. You’ll want to have some props around for this one.

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. I usually teach poses held for around 4-5 minutes. Learn to surrender and keep a timer close by if needed.

24 Comments

  1. RunningGioGio

    Neatness. Not sure it’s a word, but it’s the step before organized, giving myself time to get myself together. Namaste

  2. Vanna Marketaki

    Gentle. This is my intension for today and you will help me to achieve it. Thank you.

  3. Luga

    My word was release… thanks!

  4. Sharen Small

    Serenity for today, thanks so much Kassandra

  5. AnaGerhardt

    Patience…to experience the now, be in the moment.
    Thank you Kassandra!

  6. Melissa Hohauser

    Strength, I am stronger than I was yesterday, ready for today and will embrace tomorrow.

  7. Elke Schwalm

    Patience is my word. Normally, I do prefer more energizing morning yoga, but today I am a bit under the weather and this is a very soothing class. Thanks Kassandra!

  8. Ruth Lively

    Kindness. I will return to this lovely, soothing practice. Thank you.

  9. Ellen.Craig

    Serenity–it goes really well with yin yoga. Loved the music on this video!

  10. Ellis Matich

    Accomplished. I need to get a project done today! Love the music on this one very soothing. Good to get back to yoga after a break!

  11. Jennifer SHIRE

    Love starting my day with you! Ahhhhh.

  12. Elsie Reford

    My word today was open – the poses really helped embody this!

  13. Naomi Overton

    Thank you so much Kassandra ๐Ÿ™ i love yin in the morning ๐ŸŒป my word is calm

  14. Monica Haaseth

    Not just one word: get things done! I have some things that have to be done today

  15. Nadia

    My intention for today is “I inhabit myself”

  16. Yingridheerkens

    My new favorite class!!

  17. Yingridheerkens

    Todays word is BALANCE

  18. charlotte weston-horsmann

    I love these mornong yin sessions together with your gentle, soothin voice, What balsam for the soul! If you havve more yin variations, I’d love to learn, Namaste

  19. Colette Wabnitz

    I really love these shorter yin practices. The best way to start my sat and sun โœจ๐Ÿ™

  20. Emily J Mahoney

    Thank you, Kassandra! Just what i needed! My word is focus. Actually itโ€™s focus everyday!

  21. Patricia Brune

    Thank you so much. These short yin routines plus an affirmations have become my sacred morning ritual. ๐Ÿ™

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