Yin Yoga for Hip Flexibility - 60 min Yin Yoga Hips & Hamstrings Deep Stretch


    SIGN UP FOR MY **FREE** 7 DAY YIN YOGA IMMERSION PROGRAM TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY!   

Hey yogis, it's been a while since I've done a yin yoga class just for the hips & hamstrings! This is a 60 minute yoga class that will help you improve flexibility in the lower body.

Hip openers are some of the most intense yin yoga asanas there are, so it's important to respect your limits and use props! In this class I'll be using 2 blocks but you may also want to have some pillows and bolsters close by just in case.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga is often called the Yoga of the joints because unlike other styles of yoga, the emphasis is not on the muscles but on the deep connective tissue. Connective tissue is made up of fascia, ligaments and tendons which surround and form your joints. Yin yoga improves the range of motion in your joints and also strengthens them. The results and benefits are more flexibility and greater range of motion and also more stability within your joints. Although your muscles will also be stretched, that is not the focus of the practice. It is best to practice yin yoga while your muscles are cold and NOT warmed up, even if that sounds counter intuitive. The reason we do this is so that we can send the "stress" and the "Stretch" to the connective tissues. If the muscles are warm they will steal the focus away from the joints.

There are 3 principles of Yin Yoga.
1. Find your edge
2. Be still
3. Hold the pose

Find your edge means respecting your body's limits and not pushing too far and risking injury. Pull back a little bit and as you hold the pose you will be able to go deeper into it without pushing too far or hurting yourself.

Being still means that once you are in the pose it is important to completely relax your muscles so the benefits can get into the connective tissues and joints. Try not to fidget or move or distract yourself, this is a meditative practice. Breathe deeply in and out through the nose.

Holding the pose means that in Yin Yoga a pose can be held for 1-10 minutes depending on the pose performed and on the comfort level of the student. I usually teach poses held for around 4-5 minutes. Learn to surrender and keep a timer close by if needed.

Use as many props as needed in Yin Yoga! Blocks, bolsters and straps are all great ways to support your body to make sure you are respecting your edge and not going too far.

For more Yin Yoga, try my FREE 7 Day Immersion: http://bit.ly/yinimmersion


Thanks for watching, please remember to subscribe!
Kassandra


☮ Website: http://www.yogawithkassandra.com
☮ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kryoga
☮ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoga_with_kassandra

✦ 14-Day Yoga Challenge ✦ http://bit.ly/14dayyoga
🌺 Yin Yoga from Head to Toe Full Series 🌺 http://bit.ly/yinfullseries
❤ Your donations help me improve my channel and the quality of my videos, thank you! http://bit.ly/ywkdonate


Yoga with Kassandra - Disclaimer
Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. By participating in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Yoga with Kassandra from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Yoga with Kassandra’s negligence.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome, thanks for your inspiration Kassandra

    ReplyDelete
  2. Did you know you can shorten your long links with AdFly and receive $$$$ from every visitor to your shortened links.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I bet you can't guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that gets rid of joint and back pains, anxiety and excessive fat.

    If this "secret" super powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.

    ReplyDelete