A collection of some of my favourite Yin Yoga sequences.
Yin Yoga classes crafted with a specific intention .
Yin Yoga To Stimulate The Liver & Gallbladder Meridian
Originally recorded for the Spring Yin & Chinese Medicine Masterclass, this practise is inspired by the season of Spring and to stimulate the associated organs for this time of year; the liver and the gallbladder. The sequence includes postures such as banana, upside-down dragon and sleeping swan.
Yin Yoga Practise: Leaning Into Support
This is a Yin Yoga practise utilising the support and benefit of the wall. A great alternative when we dont have access to lots of props. Many of these yin yoga postures can feel very different, and somewhat new when we use the wall for support. The sequence includes dangling pose, broken wing, butterfly, dragonfly and shoe lace.
Yin Yoga Practise: Journey Through The Meridians
This practise is a more guided experience compared to other yin classes. The intention of this practise is to help you embody the pathways of these meridians, and talk you through the map of where they run in to body, as well as giving you time to breathe and feel the sensations of qi moving through you.
Yin Yoga Practise: Pratyahara
This practise is inspired by Pratyahara, an idea from Indian philosophy about drawing ourselves away from external distraction and exploring more of the inner world inside, inviting us to come back to our centre and replenish our Qi. There's also a lot of focus on the knees and the quads in this practise. The sequence includes postures toe squat, fallen dragon, half butterfly and saddle.
Yin Yoga Practise: Non-linear Body
How many straight lines can you identify within the human form? We are actually much more consistent with the organic shapes of spirals, circles and spheres. This Yin Practise is an exploration of these non-linear shapes inside the body, exploring the concept of how circular or how round we are compared to being straight lines. You will be guided through a conceptual journey of spirals and spheres in your form. The sequence includes shapes: butterfly, upright dragon, deer pose and sleeping swan, twisted roots and a variation of snail pose.
Yin Yoga for the Bladder & Kidney Meridian
This 60 min Yin Yoga practise helps you to channel the Kidney & Bladder meridians and includes Qi Gong postures and floor based work followed by a savasana. The props I will be using include a belt, bolster and block and if you don't have these available, I include some alternatives in the video. Note, this Yin sequence was originally recorded as part of my Winter Masterclass. If you are planning on doing the Masterclass or have already rented it, please be aware that this is a repeat of the same sequence.
Yin Yoga for the Hips & Lower Body
This Yin class is especially focused on the lower body, zoning in on the hip flexers, quads and the glutes. Designed for those times when the hips are really stiff... maybe you've been sitting at your desk a lot or going for long drives in the car? This will hopefully loosen up the lower body and help to free up some qi and blood flow.