Yin Yoga: Stretch the Mindful Way

Yin Yoga: Stretch the Mindful Way

by Kassandra Reinhardt

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Overview

Return your physical, mental, and emotional selves to balance through yin yoga and its calming, healing approach.
 
Yin yoga offers a remedy to the stress and hustle of your busy yang life. By concentrating on restorative poses that target your deeper fascia and connective tissues, you’ll experience increased flexibility and improved joint health. Yin yoga also focuses on deep breathing and longer hold times, allowing you the time and space to clear your mind and enhance your mental acuity. These meditative poses will help you attain a renewed sense of mindfulness and physical well-being, making them the perfect complement to an active yang lifestyle and helping bring you back into balance. Yin Yoga assists you in this endeavor through the following:
 
• More than 50 step-by-step poses that focus on specific areas of the body
• 20 sequences linking the poses, designed to help readers reach specific physical, mental, or emotional goals 
• Introductory information on the basic techniques and philosophies behind yin yoga, including correct breathing techniques, chakras and meridians, and how best to practice yin yoga

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465462732
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 230,520
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kassandra Reinhardt is an Ottawa-based yoga teacher and one of the world’s leading online yin yoga instructors. Her “Yoga with Kassandra” YouTube channel, which has more than 100,000 subscribers, has served as the gateway for hundreds of thousands of people across the globe to discover the life-changing benefits of a consistent yin yoga practice.

Kassandra has been teaching yin yoga since 2012 and has completed 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings as well as training in yoga therapy. Her keynote workshop “From Hustling to Allowing” teaches yogis and wellness practitioners how to develop a successful online platform.

Hearst Magazines longlisted Yin Yoga for the 2018 Big Book Prize; her blog made DoYouYoga’s Best Yoga Blogs list of 2016; and she's an instructor on the popular yoga platform Grokker. You can practice with Kassandra online at www.yogawithkassandra.com or through her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/yogawithkassandra.

Table of Contents

Welcome to yin yoga 6

About yin yoga

What is yin yoga? 10

Why do yin yoga? 12

What are chakras? 14

What are meridians? 16

Breathing techniques 18

What do you need? 20

How do you practice? 22

Seated meditation 24

Yin asanas

Square 28

Reclining leg stretch 1 30

Reclining leg stretch 2 32

Reclining leg stretch 3 34

Squat 36

Toe squat 38

It band stretch 40

Neck release 42

Ankle stretch 44

Caterpillar 48

Butterfly 50

Half butterfly 52

Reclined buitertty 54

Lying chest opener 56

Lying quad stretch 58

Lying spinal twist 60

Saddle 62

Archer arms 64

Knee to chest 68

Wrist flexor stretch 70

Wrist extensor stretch 72

Sphinx 74

Seal 76

Side seal 78

Banana 80

Straddle 82

Dangling 84

Snail 88

Baby dragon 90

Twisted dragon 92

Dragon flying low 94

Winged dragon 96

Supported bridge 98

Eagle arms 100

Happy baby 102

Thread the needle 104

Bowtie 108

Deer 110

Swan 112

Seated swan 114

Sleeping swan 116

Child's pose 118

Reclined child's pose 120

Cat pulling its tail 122

Supported fish 124

Melting heart 128

Legs up the wall 130

Shoelace 132

Reclined shoelace 134

Reverse prayer arms 136

Frog 138

Half monkey 140

Monkey 142

Corpse 144

Yin sequences

Pre-workout stretch 148

Beginner sequence 150

Improving your digestion 152

Improving your sleep 154

Improving your energy 156

Intermediate sequence 158

Neck & shoulder tension relief 160

Lower-back tension relief 162

Upper-back tension relief 164

Advanced sequence 166

Relieving stress 168

Alleviating sciatica pain 170

Increasing hamstring flexibility 172

Full-body sequence 174

Side-body sequence 176

Increasing hip flexibility 178

Improving your posture 180

Prenatal sequence 182

Chakra opener 184

Opening your heart 186

Index 188

About the author/Acknowledgments 192

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