Good afternoon, yogi friends!
I hope that all is well in your world and that you are finding time for your yin practice in the warmer summer months. It is during the warmth of the season that our bodies and mind crave the benefits and environment of the yin practice to draw us back into balance. Yes, it’s of course ok to practice the yang side of the practice during this time of the year – but you do need to be intentional about incorporating your yin practice all the more.
Today I am sharing one of my go-to heart-opening sequences that I shared this summer at my “Understanding + Teaching Yin Yoga” workshop. It’s very simple, but can be a very powerful flow as it accesses the heart center and encourages blood and energy flow through areas that tend to get constricted by how we physically carry ourselves and mentally/emotionally hold onto and process our cares, passions and the things/people we love. My hope is that these poses offer you the time to gently open up and create space where there’s stagnancy as well as restore a sense of peace where there is anxiety. I am also trying out a new technique by recording me cueing the poses and timing it out for you. This will hopefully help the sequence easier to DIY at home.
Here’s the link to the recorded cues (it’s at 53 min. in length):
Reclined Fish (5 min)
Criss-Cross Arms (3 min. each)
Reverse Needle (3 min. each)
Elbows to Blocks (3 min.)
Childs Pose (2 min.)
Reclined Cow Face Arms (3 min. each side)
Butterfly (5 min.)
Savasana (6 min.)