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.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Full Body Yin Yoga by Kassandra Reinhardt
1. 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.
2. Yin Yoga for Hips
This yin yoga class is all about releasing tightness in your hips. Many of us carry tension in this area and Kassandra Reinhardt is here to help you create lasting flexibility and mobility throughout your lower body.
3. The Quiet Practice
Designed to quiet the mind, relieve stress, and invoke thoughtful contemplation, this sweet practice will allow you to drop into the breath, and release deeply into the body. Focused on connective tissues in the body, Grokker Yoga Expert Cindy Walker encourages students to ride a comfortable edge of discomfort and resting in a sustainable stretch to increase the flow of chi and circulation throughout the body. This Grokker Premium video is approachable for all levels of practice but very challenging in body, mind and spirit.
4. Yin for Respiration
Meditate on the breath. In this Grokker Premium video, you'll be guided through a deep, restorative sequence of supportive postures which help to open the chest and invite flexibility into the spine. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow as she guides you through a 30 minute sequence of Restorative and Yin poses designed to awaken and stretch the muscles associated with the breath. Appropriate for all-levels.
5. Yin Yoga for the Side Body
This yin yoga class is all about twists and opening up your side body. Each of these moves is great for aiding in digestion, maintaining normal spine rotation, and reducing pain in your back.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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 Dragons: Hip Opening
This is a powerfully opening practice for the hips, hip flexors and quadriceps. Grokker Yoga Expert Matece Skow will guide you through many variations of low lunge pose, known in Yin Yoga as the Dragon pose. Challenging, quiet, and transformative, this intense meditation is essential to approach with mindfulness and deep, fluid breathing. Fully awaken, and deeply open in this Grokker Premium Video. Appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.
10. Yin Yoga
Here a few yin yoga poses focusing on the lower back and hip area. In yin yoga you hold the poses from 3-5 minutes. It is of great benefit to the body, it works more on the deep connective tissues and joints, rather than on the more superficial yang tissues like the skin and the muscles.