Affirmations and Accompanying Yin Yoga Poses for Success

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This is a practice which combines affirmations for success with yin yoga poses on your mat. Affirmations are a great way to illustrate limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

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The word success goes far beyond that of our career and jobs, it encapsulates all areas of our lives.

This is a practice which combines affirmations for success with yin yoga poses on your mat. Affirmations are a great way to illustrate limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

As you say each one to yourself, notice the ones which are harder to hear. These may be areas that you need to do a bit more work in. After the practice, grab a journal and take some time to uncover what may be holding you back related to these more difficult affirmations.

For the following poses have 2 blocks at the ready.

1. Toe Squat - Tuck your toes under, and sit back on your heels. You can pad your knees here if you need to with blankets or cushions. If your baby toes are uncomfortable, manually move them out to the sides. If this is too much, you can bring the hands down or shift forwards slightly. Reach up through the crown of the head.
Affirmation: "I have unlimited power and potential."

2. Melting Heart - From table top, align your hips over your knees. Then walk the hands forward, bringing the forehead to the ground. Melt the chest down. Opening the heart, shoulders, and upper back.
Affirmation: "I believe in myself, and know I am capable of great things."

3. Dragon - Step your right foot between the hands at the front of your mat. Leave the left knee down (or padded). Stack the right knee over the ankle, with toes and knee pointing to the front. Melt the hips forward and down. Lift up through the chest. You can bring blocks underneath the hands if you need more lift here.
Affirmation: "I am focused on my dreams and goals."
Switch sides.
Affirmation: "I attract the right circumstances at the right time."

4. Wide-Legged Child's Pose - Bring the big toes together, and the knees as wide as you feel comfortable with. Push the hips back towards the heels. Fold forward, bringing the forehead to the mat. Extend the arms out in front of you, relaxing shoulders away from the ears.
Affirmation: "I can easily handle whatever comes my way."

5. Butterfly Fold - From seated, bring your feet together to touch and drop the knees out to the sides. Keep the feet further away from you to feel the stretch more in the outer hips. Bring them closer to you to stretch more in to the groin. Turn the palms up and let the back round as you fold forward. If it feels good to prop a block under the head, do so. Relax completely as you soften in to the shape.
Affirmation: "I always ask for help when I need it."

6. Seated Twist - Extend the legs out in front of you. Bend your right knee and step the foot over to the outer edge of your left thigh. Optionally, bend the left knee and draw the foot to the outside of right hip. Lift and lengthen through the spine. Hug your right thigh with your left arm, and walk the right hand back behind you.
Affirmation: "My work is satisfying and productive."
Switch sides.
Affirmation: "I love setting new goals and believe I can achieve them."

7. Savasana - Lower all the way down and settle in. Notice how you feel now compared to the start. Take the time to integrate the work and affirmations in to the body. When you get up, grab your journal and write down anything that came up.

If you prefer to listen and watch me demo, watch the video below.



Namaste,
Kassandra

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This is a practice which combines affirmations for success with yin yoga poses on your mat. Affirmations are a great way to illustrate limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

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The word success goes far beyond that of our career and jobs, it encapsulates all areas of our lives.

This is a practice which combines affirmations for success with yin yoga poses on your mat. Affirmations are a great way to illustrate limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

As you say each one to yourself, notice the ones which are harder to hear. These may be areas that you need to do a bit more work in. After the practice, grab a journal and take some time to uncover what may be holding you back related to these more difficult affirmations.

For the following poses have 2 blocks at the ready.

1. Toe Squat - Tuck your toes under, and sit back on your heels. You can pad your knees here if you need to with blankets or cushions. If your baby toes are uncomfortable, manually move them out to the sides. If this is too much, you can bring the hands down or shift forwards slightly. Reach up through the crown of the head.
Affirmation: "I have unlimited power and potential."

2. Melting Heart - From table top, align your hips over your knees. Then walk the hands forward, bringing the forehead to the ground. Melt the chest down. Opening the heart, shoulders, and upper back.
Affirmation: "I believe in myself, and know I am capable of great things."

3. Dragon - Step your right foot between the hands at the front of your mat. Leave the left knee down (or padded). Stack the right knee over the ankle, with toes and knee pointing to the front. Melt the hips forward and down. Lift up through the chest. You can bring blocks underneath the hands if you need more lift here.
Affirmation: "I am focused on my dreams and goals."
Switch sides.
Affirmation: "I attract the right circumstances at the right time."

4. Wide-Legged Child's Pose - Bring the big toes together, and the knees as wide as you feel comfortable with. Push the hips back towards the heels. Fold forward, bringing the forehead to the mat. Extend the arms out in front of you, relaxing shoulders away from the ears.
Affirmation: "I can easily handle whatever comes my way."

5. Butterfly Fold - From seated, bring your feet together to touch and drop the knees out to the sides. Keep the feet further away from you to feel the stretch more in the outer hips. Bring them closer to you to stretch more in to the groin. Turn the palms up and let the back round as you fold forward. If it feels good to prop a block under the head, do so. Relax completely as you soften in to the shape.
Affirmation: "I always ask for help when I need it."

6. Seated Twist - Extend the legs out in front of you. Bend your right knee and step the foot over to the outer edge of your left thigh. Optionally, bend the left knee and draw the foot to the outside of right hip. Lift and lengthen through the spine. Hug your right thigh with your left arm, and walk the right hand back behind you.
Affirmation: "My work is satisfying and productive."
Switch sides.
Affirmation: "I love setting new goals and believe I can achieve them."

7. Savasana - Lower all the way down and settle in. Notice how you feel now compared to the start. Take the time to integrate the work and affirmations in to the body. When you get up, grab your journal and write down anything that came up.

If you prefer to listen and watch me demo, watch the video below.



Namaste,
Kassandra

 Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel



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Get both yin and yang, in this well balanced practice! One part is a strong Vinyasa flow, the other is a passive practice of Yin.

When the two types of yoga are combined, Yin is traditionally done first (and cold), though I prefer it first. I have divided the two style in to two blog posts, so you could choose to flip them around if you prefer. But if you are doing it the way I have (in the video below), be mindful that your muscles will already be warm. You'll be working them, rather than the joints and tissues. It is easy to go past your edge this way, so be sure to pull back a bit so you don't overstretch.

Grab two blocks to practice the 5 Yin poses below. Find the Vinyasa portion in part 1 after you're done (or go find it first if you prefer).

1. Butterfly Fold - From seated, bring the soles together and drop knees to the side. Melt the upper body over the legs. If it feels good, place a block under the forehead. Rest your forearms down. No effort is needed here, instead focus on the breath. Hold back a bit (especially if you have just completed the Vinyasa sequence). As with all of these poses, hold for 2-5 minutes each. When the time comes, push your hands in to the floor to slowly come back up.

2. Supported Fish - Grab the two blocks, setting one up lengthwise to go between the shoulder blades and the other horizontal to support the head. Lower down on to the props. The legs can once again be opened in to butterfly, or extended out long. Melt the shoulders down, and open the heart up here. Let the arms relax at your sides.

3. Reclined Swan - Lower down on to your back. Bend the knees and bring the soles to the floor. Cross your right ankle over the left thigh, and drop the right knee out to the side. Flex both feet as you guide the legs toward the upper body using only a minimal amount of arm strength. Release tension in the rest of the body. Release the left foot back down.

4. Spinal Twist - Cross the right thigh over the left. Extend your arms out to the side in a T or cactus shape. Shift the hips slightly towards the right, then drop both knees to the left. If the knees are up off the ground, you can prop a block under or between the knees to make the poses more comforting.

Repeat 3 and 4 on the other side.

5. Savasana - Take a moment to do any last little bits of movement that your body is calling for. Then extend out and get comfortable in your final resting pose. Dropping feet out as legs extend. Bringing the arms at the sides, and turning the palms up. Releasing the tension from the whole body, relaxing into it as you close the eyes.

Find the Vinyasa Sequence here.

Practice the full 1 hour flow alongside me below.


Namaste,
Kassandra

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Get both yin and yang, in this well balanced practice! One part is a strong Vinyasa flow, the other is a passive practice of Yin.

😍 ONLINE YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 😍 Get certified to teach! ❤️

Get both yin and yang, in this well balanced practice! One part is a strong Vinyasa flow, the other is a passive practice of Yin.

When the two types of yoga are combined, Yin is traditionally done first (and cold), though I prefer it first. I have divided the two styles in to two blog posts, so you can choose to flip them around if you prefer. But if you are doing it the way I have (in the video below), be mindful that your muscles will already be warm. You'll be working them, rather than the joints and tissues. It is easy to go past your edge this way, so be sure to pull back a bit so you don't overstretch.

Without further ado, find the seven Vinyasa poses/sequences below. Then find the Yin portion in part 2 for after you're done (or go find it first if you prefer).

1. Core Warm Up - Lay down on your back, with knees bent and feet hip width apart. Press the low back in to the mat. Bring your knees over the hips and shins parallel to the mat. Straighten your arms and press the palms in to the floor. Exhale, dipping the right toes down. Inhale, bringing them back to table top. Exhale, dipping left toes down. Inhaling them back up. Moving only from the hip joint, keeping the upper body steady and core engaged. Alternate dipping for several rounds. Straighten both legs up over the hips, keeping arms as they are. As you exhale, lower the right leg to hover a few inches off the ground. Inhale, bringing the right leg back up (possibly adding on a pelvic curl). Exhale to lower the left leg down, and then inhale it up. Alternate this motion for 5 or so rounds.

2. Spine Warm Up - Come up to table top. As you inhale, drop the belly and lift the gaze and tailbone up. As you exhale, round and contract the spine. Repeat for several times through. Walk your hands slightly ahead of the shoulders, tuck your toes and lift the hips up to come in to downward facing dog. On an inhale ripple forward in to plank, with your exhale shift back to down dog. Take a few rounds of breath in this way, then lower down to the belly. Untuck the toes and take 3 baby cobras - lifting the chin, palms, chest, and shoulders up on inhales.

3. Warrior Flow - From down dog, kick the right leg up. Bend the knee and open the right hip up. Inhale, shifting forward to 3-legged plank. As you exhale, bring the right knee towards the left elbow. Inhale to return to 3-legged plank. Repeat a few times. Then step right foot between the hands at front of mat. Turn the left toes out to the side, bringing the heel down to the ground. Lift up in to Warrior 2, extending the arms out. Reverse your warrior, bringing the left hand down and right up. Then come to Extended Side Angle, with right forearm on right thigh and left arm up and over.


4. Ground Series - Look down to the mat, and set your left hand down inside the right foot. Lift the back heel off of the mat, tucking toes under. Reach the right arm up to the sky, pushing into left hand and enjoying the Easy Twist. Drop the left knee to the mat, bend the knee and kick the toes up. Reach the right hand back to grab hold of the left foot. Pull the heel in towards your glutes. Gently release the foot down and return hand to mat.

Move through a Vinyasa Flow, then repeat 3 and 4 on the other side.


5. Eagle Sequence - Return to down dog and kick the right leg up. Step the right foot through between the hands. Keep the back heel lifted, bend the right knee, and come up in to a high lunge. Cactus the arms and move through a cat/cow motion here (inhaling to squeeze the shoulder blades behind you, exhaling to round and contract and draw elbows together). Swing the left arm under the right, binding once or twice to find Eagle Arms. Focus on something unmoving ahead.  Step the left foot forward, crossing the leg over the right one. Sink hips as you bend both knees for full Eagle Pose. Then unravel the limbs, bringing the big toes together and arms up overhead.

6. Strength Sequence - Drop down in to Chair Pose by bending the knees and sinking the hips down. Bring the hands to the heart. Twist to the right, crossing the left elbow over right thigh. Looking down, shift weight in to right leg as you pick the left foot off the mat. Step back into high lunge, keeping the twist. Lift elbow off the front thigh, then extend arms out front to back. Lower left hand down to floor. Step the right foot back, rolling on to outer edge of left foot, stack the legs, coming in to a side plank.

Take a vinyasa, then repeat 5 and 6 on the other side.

7. Warrior 3 Flow - Stand at the front of the mat, with feet a bit wider than the hips. Fold over the legs, bending the knees and decompressing the spine. Shaking out to remove the tensions from neck, jaw, and shoulders. Push in to the heels as you roll up. Lean onto the right foot, and bring hands to the heart. Engage your core, as you point the left toes back. Squeeze the glutes, as you float the back toes up and lean forward. Bring chest and leg at most parallel to the ground. Keep the left hip down, and reach the crown of your head forward. Inhale, as you slowly lift back up.  Repeat on the other side.

Find the Yin Sequence here.

Practice the full 1 hour flow alongside me below.



Namaste,
Kassandra

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