Meditative, long held stretches bypass superficial muscle layers to penetrate deep into connective tissues and joints. Passive postures are typically supported with props, and practiced close to the floor to feel fully received and held by gravity, and the earth beneath. In Yin yoga, you'll take mindful time to explore the edges of your tolerance, in a safe, quiet, and deeply healing space. Postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes, sometimes longer.When you think of exercises that can help you relax, yoga is often the default. This is because yoga is all about remaining calm while maintaining some uncomfortable positions that slowly become more comfortable the longer you practice. Yoga is even a great way to help kids relax, as it can decrease stress and improve attention and behavior, according to a study by Wayne State University. And heck, if yoga can help even children find their calm, then you know that’s powerful stuff! Calming yoga is wonderfully beneficial in clearing the cobwebs from your mind and helping you to find your center. Full Body Yin Yoga by Kassandra Reinhardt
1. Chest, Arms & Upper Back Yin Yoga
This yin yoga class is designed to open your chest, arms, and upper back in order to create space and reduce tension. Many of our daily activities such as sitting at a computer or behind the wheel of a car cause us to hunch and round our backs, causing pain. This practice will counteract the effects of these activities and build strength.
2. Yin Yoga for Loving Kindness
In this yin yoga class, our focus is loving kindness. Today we keep it simple, making Loving Kindness our aim and intention as we move through our seated practice.
3. Yin for the Upper Body
Upper body tension is common problem after a rough day at work. This Grokker Premium video will help you release tension in the upper back and shoulders. Grokker Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, focuses on helping to lengthen and free deep connective tissues through the spine in this all levels practice.
4. Yin Yoga for Wrists & Feet
In this yin yoga class you will focus on stretching your wrists and feet. Give your extremities some much needed love and attention to improve circulation and ease any pain you may be feeling from working at a computer all day. By holding each pose for an extended period of time, you'll feel more lasting relief after class.
5. Yin Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders
Suffer from tightness in the neck and shoulders? This deep tissue yin sequence will create space through the tighter muscle and joint structures within your neck and across the shoulder girdle. Breath by effortless breath, follow yoga expert Morgan Levay through this calculated yin series to melt tension through your upper spine in this Grokker Premium video. For more from Morgan, visit her Yin collection.
6. 14-Day Yoga Challenge: Yin Yoga for the Back
Today you will be taken through a wonderful and soothing yin yoga class that will help relax and ease tension in your back. By holding poses for prolonged periods you will lengthen your spine, reduce your stress levels, and finish this class feeling rejuvenated and energized.
7. Yin for the Lower Body
Feel the benefits of a quiet mind, and a deeply relaxed lower body. In this challenging yet rewarding Yin Yoga sequence, you'll spend powerful meditation time opening your legs, hips, and the lower spine. Allow celebrated yoga Expert, Matece Skow, to guide you toward restoration of the lower body. She will leave you feeling relaxed, yet both physically and mentally awakened in this Grokker Premium video.
8. Yin Yoga Anywhere
Discover the profound benefits of even the simplest practice. This short, sweet yin sequence is taught using just the support of a wall to make it accessible to everyone. Designed to stretch the shoulders, hips and hamstrings safely, this all-levels class will deeply open the body and reduce stress whether you are a beginner or long-time practitioner. Yin yoga is typically practiced with an assortment of props to support the body, however, in this class Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow demonstrates simple and effective poses you can do anywhere.
9. Yin Yoga for the Outer Hips
Develop inner awareness, improved circulation, and flexibility through the outer hips. In this quiet practice with Yin Yoga Expert Matece Skow, you'll engage in deep meditation using the breath to target increased mobility through the hips. You''ll finish this Grokker Premium video feeling a profound sense of inner calm, with more space and a greater range of motion through the pelvis.
10. Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
This yin yoga class eliminates tension and tightness from your neck, shoulders, and upper body. By holding fewer poses for an extended period of time, you will benefit from increased circulation, improved mobility, and stress and anxiety reduction. Grab your mat and join Kassandra Reinhardt for this relaxing yin practice.