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.The Quiet Practice by Cindy Walker
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Gentle Yoga for the Lower Back
Unwind deeply, slowly, and spaciously from the inside out. These postures have been designed to bring awareness, agility, and relaxation through the deep tissue structures in your lower back. In this all-levels class, join Grokker Yin Yoga Expert, Matece Skow, as she guides you into a quiet Yin Yoga practice that will rejuvenate both mind and body. After this Grokker Premium video you'll find that inner space and freedom take on a whole new meaning.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.