Even if you aren't a beginner, this practice is all about unraveling the neck knots, upper back tension and shoulder tightness. We use any props we might need (household items work too), and breathe into the spaces. Our focus is to softly and kindly release this entire area. Join me!
Props: 1-2 blankets OR beach towels (blanket: http://amzn.to/2v0U0eh) and 1 block or large book (block: http://amzn.to/2sIEm6L)
If you are new to Yin Yoga and interested in why and how you might want to add this practice to your weekly routine, this practice is for you. In this video I explain the basic tenets of Yin Yoga and apply the principles to a practice suitable for any and all practitioners. We use props to support our holds and cover what is appropriate depth, hold times and sensations you may feel in a Yin Yoga practice, including using the breath to deepen our poses. Look for more practices this year in this Beginner Yin series to help you develop the perfect practice for you!
Basic Principles of Yin Yoga
1. Come to your appropriate edge (not your maximum pose but a little bit less)
2. Settle in using whatever props your need to release muscle engagement and become still.
3. Commit to stillness and hold the pose for a period of time.