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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Yin Yoga for Forgiveness
In this yin yoga class you will focus on forgiveness. As you hold supported floor poses we will explore the question, “What in us is asking for forgiveness?” We’ll move through a guided visualization to deeply relax the entire body.
4. 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.
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. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Yin Yoga for Surrendering to Love
In this yin yoga class, you will focus on surrender through a series of supported floor poses and the meditative tools of stillness and breath. See the full series here: /yoga/tips/nourishing-heart-yoga-meditation