Yin yoga yields a delicious stretch to the connective tissues and joints of the body, allowing them to slowly open, lubricate and make space for your muscles. Yin Yoga is not a workout but, rather, a nice complement to more vigorous practices and activities.
Well, I say it’s not a workout but it can be a challenge. Look for your edge in each pose and see if you can stay right there with it, even as it moves. Relax your body, relax your breath, relax your mind and just let your yoga happen.
In order to really let go in these poses, I recommend using a timer. Try each on for 2 minutes (you can make it longer next time) and give yourself a rest after each side, after each pose. In that rest, let yourself really feel the transitions in your self. With 2 minute holds, rests in between, meditation and savasana, this practice runs about 30 minutes.
Use whatever props help keep you out of pain. Pain has no purpose here, it just means that you are hurting yourself. If you feel it, back yourself up in the pose and prop yourself as needed.
Today’s Yin Yoga Practice…