Yin Yoga for Flexibility – HIPS & HAMSTRINGS

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Duration: 30-40
Style: Yin Yoga
Level: Intermediate
Focus: Yoga for Flexibility, Yoga for Tight Hips
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt

Overview

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

13 Comments

  1. cooktee79@gmail.com

    Yes absolutely wonderful. Thank you Kassandra ! Have a beautiful day everyone. Love you Kassandra

  2. bestellung@rwaldecker.de

    Amazing class. THANKS!

  3. Julie Lewis

    Ready fir bed after this lovely long stretch – i loved the bird song – is that a cardinal?

  4. Jacqui WIlliamson

    This was just what i needed after my run. Thank you

  5. Karen Vaurs

    Gorgeous mandala yin yoga session for the hips! Much space created here: Thank you Kassandra!

  6. Susan Foster

    Omgosh so lovely. I had

  7. Susan Foster

    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

  8. Yuliya

    Love this class! Thank you!

  9. cooktee79@gmail.com

    Tonight was leg day so this was perfect right after. And it super helped me get ready for bed. Namaste

  10. Michael O'Sullivan

    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.

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