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. 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. 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.
3. Yin Yoga for Hamstrings & Quadriceps
This yin yoga class focuses on opening your hamstrings and stretching out your quadriceps so you can give your lower body the care and attention it deserves. If you're a runner, sit for long periods of time, or feel soreness from strength training, you will love the relief and mobility this class will give you.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Yin Yoga Pose for the Shoulders
Yin Yoga Pose for the shoulders and 1/4 dog pose. In this video, you will work the upper back and shoulders to release tension.
7. Yin Yoga and Meditation
This easeful, quieting practice requires as much from the mind as the body. Join Yin Yoga Expert Cindy Walker for long held, simple stretches that challenge the mind to process negative thought patterns in a compassionate and accepting way. Body sensations are navigated by building inner stamina and endurance and developing a mindfulness based meditation practice. This Grokker Premium video is guided with inspirational readings and beautiful music.
8. 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.
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 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.