Yin Yoga for Beginners
Our guest teacher today is Maris Aylward, creator of the YouTube channel Yoga Upload.
This is a 45-minute yin yoga class for beginners. The yin practice, sometimes called deep stretch, is a more passive form of yoga. We stay in the poses for a few minutes to target the deeper connective tissues. This is a great practice to improve flexibility, relieve stress, and promote relaxation.
If this is your first yin experience, be patient with yourself and your body. Take your time getting into the poses and balance effort with ease. Feel just enough sensation and stretching but make sure there is no pain in the muscles and the joints. Stay in the pose if you can to cultivate stillness but also feel free to come out of the pose when you really need to.
For this class, we will use a bolster (or stack of blankets) and a yoga strap. You may also practice without props. We will show you how to adapt the postures to suit your needs. A smaller screen will appear to show you the pose modifications.
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Yin Yoga Postures/Asanas: Butterfly Pose, Dragonfly Pose (Straddle), Lateral Dragonfly, Supported Backbend, Pigeon on Your Back, Twisted Roots, Savasana
Props: Bolster or Stack of Blankets, Strap
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