Hi everyone, thanks for joining me in this new 45 minute yin yoga class to improve flexibility through the inner thighs. This targets the groin, inner leg and adductors which is linked with the kidney meridian. This is a great class to do if you’re also working on middle splits.
We can hold a lot of tension in this part of our bodies and especially since I’ve started horseback riding I’ve noticed how stiff the inner thighs can get. I’m using a small bolster for this practice but you can easily substitute it with some blocks or pillows. This is an intermediate yin yoga class.
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
Use as many props as needed in Yin Yoga! Blocks, bolsters and straps are all great ways to support your body to make sure you are respecting your edge and not going too far.
Could you record this in the ‘minimal clues’ version, please…?
Hey Viktoria, sorry im not sure what you mean exactly? Like add this video to the minimal cues playlist here in the app?
I meant ‘less talking’ but didn’t want to seem rude 🙂 I.e. the same set of exercises, but with minimal commentary/explanations etc.
Easing into this practice after a weekend of intense dancing and dance teaching, I felt all the stored sensations melt into my mat. Lovely deep practice…my adducters especially thank you 💛
Oh yes!! Love to hear this
Thanks, Kassandra! I really enjoyed this practice. This is an area I feel I neglect, especially the inner hip rotations and adductors. Great to have a practice devoted to address these areas. I feel much looser now.
Inner rotation is very often neglected, not many poses do it
Yin days are my fovorit days.
Yay! Have a great rest of the day
Perfect ! It would be very nice to have the same sequence for the upper body. Thank you !
I’m assuming what you meant to say was a yin sequence for the upper body as this sequence is low body focused – try using the filter function and select yin and upper body. There are 17 classes with those parameters.
Oh this was fantastic amd juat what I needed after a hard day’s work. Both demanding and soothing. Thank you so much, Kassandra!
So glad you enjoyed it!
That was just what I needed! My whole lower body is sore from other workouts and gardening. I had a massage earlier and plan to take a bath this evening. A perfect combination! Thank you for all you do. ❤
Thanks! Got me ready for my hockey game tonight.
Hope you had a good game
Loved it! Completed it just before bed and it is perfect to relax me. Thank you!
Thank you ❤️
Love this practice! Definitely a little more intense than usual but loved it. Will never like frog pose though. 🙂 Thanks so much!
That is definitely a love or hate one
Yin yoga for me after a long time! I really enjoyed it! Could we have some yin sequence for the upper body? Namaste 🙏🙏
There is some in there, use the filter function and select yin and upper body to find them
Love that internal rotation. Used blanket for the frog to pad knees which was helpful
Yes! Internal rotation is so under done. And yes pad those knees
Wonderful yin yoga sequence, perfect after a long day running around. Thank you Kassandra🤗❤️
So glad you enjoyed
Wonderfull, feel fantastic
This class felt so good, i am so relaxed!
such needed releases
Thank you Kasandra ☺️. It was a beautiful session.🥰🥰🥰
Ah, what a perfectly yummy practice! I didn’t sleep well last night, but now I feel calm and refreshed. Thank you so much.
Wonderful! Hope you got a better rest after
Thank you. That was wonderful!
This went so fast🤩
Oh I’m so happy to hear that
So relaxing! Thank you 🙏🏻
Just had some dental work done so can’t be moving around so much. This was the perfect class for that. Even though it’s lower body focused, my entire body feels relaxed. And I’m saying that after my tooth was pulled 5 hours ago. Also, Kassandra, your delivery is soothing and parsimonious. Your voice and its cadence are ideal for me.
Oh thank you so much! Happy recovery
Whoa and yet yummy! My inner thighs and groin were in need of this practice. Thank you.
Lovely grounding practice ❤️
I’ve always struggled with Yin classes – thinking I’d get bored in the poses etc. Today I decided I’d practice again, and allow myself to relax into the poses. With a different mindset today I completed this practice and can say i really enjoyed it! I shall do more – thank you
I really needed that stretch for the hips and legs… always such lovely practices. Thank you 🌈 🙏
This was a great stretch after a week of cross country skiing!
Oh yes! No doubt it was needed
Felt good! Thank you, Kassandra.
Lovely start to the weekend, thank you 🙂
Wonderful series for inner thighs – thank you. Good reminder that less is more. Will return to this again, most def.
I need one of these for hamstrings and calves!
What a beautiful practice. I’ll be repeating this one!
It’s always amazing how grounded I feel after yin, especially this class. Thank you!
Lovely practice, I will be doing it again. Thank you Kassandra namaste.
Wonderful. I feel really great!