45 min Lazy Yin Yoga for Energy Depletion, Burnout and Mental Health

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Style: Yin Yoga
Level: Beginner
Focus: Full Body Yoga
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

Hi everyone, thank you for joining me in this all levels gentle yin yoga practice to help your nurture yourself in times of overwhelm. This is a very lazy practice that won’t require much effort or energy so that you can focus on filling your own cup and caring for yourself deeply. I’m using a bolster for this practice but you can swap this out with some couch cushions, pillows, blankets or blocks. I want you to feel supported and comfortable throughout this sequence.

What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga is often called the Yoga of the joints because unlike other styles of yoga, the emphasis is not on the muscles but on the deep connective tissue. Connective tissue is made up of fascia, ligaments and tendons which surround and form your joints. Yin yoga improves the range of motion in your joints and also strengthens them. The results and benefits are more flexibility and greater range of motion and also more stability within your joints.

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.

84 Comments

  1. Lim Siew Hoon

    Love this lazy yin yoga.. Helps in re-callibrating myself and catching a breath after a busy day.. Wish to focus on giving myself some space..

    • Kassandra

      Yay! Glad you enjoyed today’s new class

  2. Bhakti Gajjar

    This was yummy, thank you so much Kassandra. This would be lovely to do at the end of every day๐Ÿ’•

    • Kassandra

      Perfect

  3. Betty King

    Loved this. Getting over a cold so this was a perfect self-nurturing practice

    • Kassandra

      So glad it helped

  4. MDAlessandro

    That was perfect and exactly what my body needed, especially following the lunar eclipse that had intense energetic power.

    • Kassandra

      Wonderful

  5. Deborah Oโ€™Flanagan

    Exactly what I needed this morning, this was just lovely. Thank you

    • Kassandra

      So glad to hear

  6. jessica peter

    So happy an amazing relaxing yin thank you๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘

    • Kassandra

      Yay! Glad you enjoyed

  7. Karen Vaurs

    A wonderful practice to rest and take care of myself after a very busy and exhausting April month for me! I am glad I spent a moment with myself to rejuvenate with you Kassandra! Thank you so much, and please offer us even more yin yoga practices!

    • Kassandra

      I’m glad you made the time too

  8. Cindy Thompson

    Felt so good and i loved the messahe

    • Kassandra

      Wonderful!

  9. Kathy Yurchak

    This practice was amazing! Just what i needed after a stressful Monday! Thank you Kassandra! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    • Kassandra

      Happy to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Caro_lien

    Thank you Kassandra for getting me back on the mat. Much love sending your way ๐Ÿ’“

    • Kassandra

      Welcome back

  11. Stefanie

    Thank you for this very relaxing practice. Am feeling very rosy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    • Kassandra

      Wonderful! You’re welcome

  12. Judith Bellamy

    Very lovely relaxed practice.

    • Kassandra

      Perfect

  13. ewile@optonline.net

    Perfect mid-afternoon Tuesday practice

  14. Bhakti Gajjar

    May I ask where your bolster is from? It looks perfect but have personally found it hard getting this size and height.

    • Marty

      Same question!

    • Kassandra

      It was gifted a long time ago and has no tags. But Halfmoon has similar sized ones

  15. Anastasia Paveloff

    So yummy!!! Thank you, dearest K. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒŸ Perfect timing. I needed this at exactly this moment right now. Hope your trip was extraordinary! Welcome back ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™

    • Kassandra

      Glad you found it well timed and enjoyed it.

  16. Kylie

    This was exactly what I needed today! I feel like I can breathe again โ˜บ๏ธ

  17. Carla Goerlich

    OMG, I so loved filling my own cup tonight! I loved all the choices that we were provided and most of all, I loved using the bolster. Thank you so much and if you could do more bolster or strap practices, that would be wonderful! I hope you enjoyed your trip!

    • Kassandra

      Yay! Wonderful to take time for yourself.

  18. Holly

    Just what i needed after a long stressful day at work. Your classes are awesome!

    • Kassandra

      Perfect!

  19. Gigi

    My body thanks you for this perfect Yin practice. Where did you find your large bolster?

    • Kassandra

      It was gifted some time ago and there is no tag so I don’t know – but find Halfmoon has the most similar

    • Kassandra

      Perfect

  20. Sharon Briscoe

    I loved this class! Would enjoy more 45 min lazy classes. Thanks for all you do for us! ๐Ÿ’•

    • Kassandra

      So glad you liked this mellow one

  21. Jeanette Korsmo-Andresen

    Loved the Yin Yoga Class! ๐Ÿ˜

    • Kassandra

      So glad

  22. Jennifer Houston

    That was lovely! I added my eye pillow and totally checked out. Much needed!

    • Kassandra

      That sounds so sweet

  23. Kim Drury

    This was just what i needed to slow me down and calm me

    • Kassandra

      Lovely

  24. Loralee Pillsbury

    Definitely needed this after the past weekend.๐Ÿ’™

    • Kassandra

      Perfect

  25. Anne Hagen

    Just fantastic! So relaxing and replenishing. I am sick for a week now and it was just what I needed! Thanks you dear Kassandra ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Kassandra

      Hope you are on the mend

  26. Jennifer Kearney

    Exactly what was needed today! I didnโ€™t sleep very well last night so this was perfect for me today! Will definitely be coming back to this one! ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Kassandra

      Glad it could help

    • Kassandra

      Wonderful

  27. Sarah Garnett

    Loved lazy yin after a school trip! ๐Ÿฅฐ

    • Kassandra

      Glad it was there to help you unwind

  28. Julie Mulhall

    So gtounding. I could definitely notice a shift in my resistance by the end of the class. Exactly what i needed. Thank you so much ๐Ÿฅฐ

    • Kassandra

      Oh that’s so wonderful

  29. Erika Shilling

    Love this! It is finally raining here after at least 21 days without rain in where I live. Taking it as a sign from the universe to take a break from the sun, sweat, working outside, and exercising and work fill my cup a bit instead. Thanks for this practice! Its hard to make myself slow down, but im always thankful when I do. Forever grateful for your platform and the little bit of you that you put into yoga for us to enjoy โค๏ธ

    • Kassandra

      We are finally getting some here too, much needed for all the wildfires and air quality issues

  30. Kim Drury

    This was amazing! I came into it feeling so overwhelmed and finished feeling calm and at peace.

    • Kassandra

      Beautiful

  31. mig2252

    I guess wveryday is a lazy day for me. I live this vidoe. I am 70 years ild and have had both my knees replaced. This practice does wonders for the aches and stiffness I frequently deal with.

    • mig2252

      *everyday, love this video, old

    • Kassandra

      Haha! Though the fact you are getting on your yoga mat post those surgeries is nowhere close to lazy if you ask me

  32. Jennifer Riley

    Even though I couldnโ€™t turn my brain off during this session, I finished it feeling so relaxed and ready for bed.

    • Kassandra

      Wonderful

  33. Fallon

    I have a rare and agressive form of endoetriosis. The pain got so bad that i didnt leave my house for 6 years. I finally got approved to try prescription marijuana in november 2021 and my pain is so much better. I finally got cleared from my doctor to do yoga but was told to take it very slow. This video is perfect and its helping me so much! Thank you!

    • Kassandra

      Oh I’m so glad you are able to do some gentle yoga

  34. Deborah Bingell

    I love to practice yin with a bolster. It was a perfect Sunday morning practice. My dog has been sick and this helped to ease the mental and bodily stress I have been feeling this week. Thank you!

    • Kassandra

      Oh I hope the pup is feeling better soon

  35. Heather

    Today started out stressful and the practice started out slow due to my puppy trying to cause trouble with my senior dog. When everyone settled momma was able to settle into this practice and it was amazing. Iโ€™m feeling

    • Kassandra

      Glad you were able to persevere

  36. Jennifer Kearney

    Always a favorite and much needed today! Feeling very relaxed! Thank you, Kassandra! ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Kassandra

      Amazing

  37. Naomi Overton

    This was a beautiful practice, grateful for your calm and guidance Kassandra ๐ŸŒป love your yin practice so much ๐Ÿ’›

    • Kassandra

      So glad you enjoyed it

  38. Nic

    Thank you Im a bit under the weather that class was exactly what i needed ๐Ÿฅฐ

    • Kassandra

      Glad it helped

  39. Kathryn Marshall

    Iโ€™m a new subscriber.. but Iโ€™ve been using your free videos on YouTube for awhile now. Tonight, my partner did this practice w me for the first time ever! It was wonderful and was pleasantly surprised by you. Thank you for helping me change my life completely!

  40. Nic

    Kassandra where is that bolster from? It looks amazing!

  41. Maria

    So good! Just had tonadjust for the vertigo i have atm ๐Ÿซค

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