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


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


  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.

  11. Katherine McCormick

    This class was perfect. Thank you. Namaste

  12. trickola

    I loved this practice. My first yin yan yoga.

  13. Roisin O'Connell

    That was super, thank you x

  14. Patricia Wilson

    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.

  15. Carmen G

    I was so nervous at first to do this session but itook a chance and it was worth it. Namaste

  16. Baerbel

    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🤣🤗❤️

  17. Heike

    So yummy. And on top of all I‘m totally relaxed.

  18. Maddje

    Just did this class for the first time – amazing! Def a new favorite (deer pose with blocks is so 🤤🤤)! Thanks you as always, Kassandra!

  19. Sally

    My hips feel all relaxed and soft now… thank you 🙏🏻

    • Kassandra


  20. Kim Drury

    This was great. I can periodically get sciatica problems and i could really feel this loosen that area.

    • Kassandra

      Amazing! Glad it helped

  21. julie sebby

    Thank you for a “quiet” yin.

    • Kassandra

      Glad you enjoy

  22. Muriel McCullins

    Really good after my run 🙂

  23. Lorniesue

    Noticed a big difference in my hips after this practice. Thanks

  24. eugenia collazo

    My hips feel warm and alive ❤️

    • Kassandra

      Oh I love that!

  25. Shelley Gripich

    Adjustments made, great practice✨

  26. Judith Bellamy

    Really relaxing, except dragon! Still can’t relax my shoulders. Many thanks,💜

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