Hey everyone, welcome back to my channel! I’ve got a yummy yin yoga class for you today which focuses a lot on our hips, hamstrings and lower back. You’ll want to have 2 blocks for this class and I’d say this is best suited for intermediate practitioners.
We’ll hold each pose for about 3-4 minutes so make sure you’re not pushing or straining. We’ll go through poses like child’s pose, dragon flying low, deer, head to knee variation and reclined butterfly.
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.
Although your muscles will also be stretched, that is not the focus of the practice. It is best to practice yin yoga while your muscles are cold and NOT warmed up, even if that sounds counter intuitive. The reason we do this is so that we can send the “stress” and the “Stretch” to the connective tissues. If the muscles are warm they will steal the focus away from the joints.
There are 3 principles of Yin Yoga.
1. Find your edge
2. Be still
3. Hold the pose
That was WONDERFUL‼️
Yes absolutely wonderful. Thank you Kassandra ! Have a beautiful day everyone. Love you Kassandra
Amazing class. THANKS!
Ready fir bed after this lovely long stretch – i loved the bird song – is that a cardinal?
This was just what i needed after my run. Thank you
Gorgeous mandala yin yoga session for the hips! Much space created here: Thank you Kassandra!
Omgosh so lovely. I had
Oppps comment sent b4 I was finished. At any rate, Beautiful tears flowed from my ❤ trauma is often stored in the hips so important to open them and release. Thankyou K
Love this class! Thank you!
Tonight was leg day so this was perfect right after. And it super helped me get ready for bed. Namaste
Is Kassandra a God?
Is Kassandra a God? Kassandra isn’t a demigod. She’s a descendant of the Isu – this gives her the special abilities she has such as the leap of faith. Kassandra is perceived as a demigod due to her abilities, but she, nor the Isu (the ones who came before) are gods, only revered as such.
This class was perfect. Thank you. Namaste
I loved this practice. My first yin yan yoga.
Great hip openers!
That was super, thank you x
loved the meditative pace of this class. the poses were too difficult for this beginning yogi. I knew they would be, you said it was intermediate at start of class, but i couldnt find my variations that worked for me. I made the commitment to myself to do a month of daily yoga…should i stick with April`s classes,while continuing to find variations or look for a beginner series? Lots of choices on this channel, thanks Kassanra.
I was so nervous at first to do this session but itook a chance and it was worth it. Namaste
Always great for my hips and I feel calm and relaxed. In deer pose I use my bolster instead of blocks. it is much mire comfortable🤣🤗❤️
So yummy. And on top of all I‘m totally relaxed.
Just did this class for the first time – amazing! Def a new favorite (deer pose with blocks is so 🤤🤤)! Thanks you as always, Kassandra!
My hips feel all relaxed and soft now… thank you 🙏🏻
This was so good
This was great. I can periodically get sciatica problems and i could really feel this loosen that area.
Amazing! Glad it helped
Thank you for a “quiet” yin.
Glad you enjoy
Really good after my run 🙂
Noticed a big difference in my hips after this practice. Thanks
My hips feel warm and alive ❤️
Oh I love that!