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.