30 minute Yin Yoga for Self-Compassion
In this short yin yoga class for self compassion we will practice child’s pose, broken wing pose, heart opening pose and savasana to offer ourselves self compassion.
We will begin with the principles of yin with a focus on self compassion. We will find an appropriate edge in a way that brings the qualities of self compassion. We will soften with self compassion so that there is a tenderness as we ease into the expression of your yin poses. We will be still in our yin poses so that we do not escape sensations or try to intensify them and we we will stay for awhile allowing ourselves to offer ourselves self compassion.
During the long five minute holds in each of the yin yoga postures we will explore: What is self compassion? We will explore how self compassion does not lead to laziness but joy, happiness and optimism. We will finish with a long savasana and a self compassion poem that I wrote myself. These teachings are based on the teachings of Kristin Neff and her book Self Compassion.