Yin Yoga & Meditation

This year the club where I teach has a new inclement weather policy. We follow the public school system, so if there is a 2-hour delay or cancellation, my Yin Yoga & Meditation class is cancelled. Last year I swear it snowed every Tuesday night because Kallisti practice was cancelled and only a handful of brave souls would brave the roads for Yin on Wednesday morning. Hopefully we'll have better luck this year! But if not, it's super easy to do a yin practice at home, so I made a little video to help you out.

Yin yoga is a passive practice of long holds that allows you time to explore sensation and learn to relax more deeply. Yin also targets the fascia (connective tissue) by gently stressing it. This improves circulation and creates lasting improvements in flexibility.

In this video, we'll do cat-tail stretch and butterfly. I love cat-tail because it's a hip flexor/quad stretch, back bend, and twist all in one pose. Add a forward fold and you've got a well-rounded practice, and it only takes ten minutes. We'll wrap up with a supported savanna where you can hang out as long as you like. Enjoy!