Posts Tagged ‘hold’

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Half Seated Straddle Forward Bend

Half Seated Straddle Foward Fold

Yin Pose of the Week Half Seated Straddle Forward Bend This pose can be frustrating at first but when you take a patient approach the body will ease open in as little at 2 minutes.  Use a lot of support and blocks to get relatively comfortable. You should feel a decent stretch and be able…

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PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Pulling the Cat’s Tail

Yin Pose of the Week - Pulling the Cat's Tail

Yin Pose of the Week Pulling the Cat’s Tail This pose can open your body in many directions at once. In addition to a mild spinal twist you will feel hips, IT bands, chest and shoulders. You may need straps at first to reach your feet. If you have knee issues proceed cautiously when stretching…

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PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Child’s Pose

Yin Pose of the Week - Child's Pose

Yin Pose of the Week Child’s Pose This pose and its importance should not be underestimated, as a transitional realignment option, and a long restorative pose. Play around with arm positions and be sure to rest your head either on the ground or extra props. It is outstanding for back health, deep rest, and mindful…

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PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Lizard

Yin Pose of the Week - Lizard

Yin Pose of the Week Lizard This pose is excellent for metal toughness and deep hip, groin, and hip flexors. It requires you to use blocks and props to get comfy and be able to hold for 3-5 minutes. Do the best you can and you will see great improvements rather quickly.  Sink in and…

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Yin Pose of the Week…Happy Baby

Yin Pose of the Week Happy Baby This pose has a duel purpose. it opens the hips deeply AND can be a great releaser of the low back. If you cannot grab the feet you can use a strap OR you can pull the knees in towards the armpits by pulling in from behind the…

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Yin Pose of the Week…Lying Spinal Twist

Yin Pose of the Week - Spinal Twist

Yin Pose of the Week Lying Spinal Twist What a relief on the back this is, it also opens the anterior deltoid and chest, aligning the spine. I prefer to do this 5 minutes on each side for real depth of release. This pose can be considered a detox so drink lots of water after.…

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