Yin Yoga For Flexibility ♥ A Sore Hip & Hamstring Love Song

The Greatist Team tried adifferenttype of yoga last week, with no warrior II's, boat poses, or headstands (or attempts, at least) in sight.

Yin YogaPhoto by Jordan Shakeshaft

Unlike most traditional types of yoga,yin poses are held for five (yes, five!) minutes at a time.Made up of mainly sitting and lying poses, each pose relies on gravity to intensify the stretch — no muscle work required. Still, that doesn’t mean we weren’tuncomfortableat times. In fact, Jeni Livingston, our instructor at Body Space Fitness, advised us to push past our comfort zone even to the point of pain. Pain? Not a word I admittedly wanted to hear in a yoga class. But once we endured five minutes of “lung bench” (a chest opener with the torso propped up on two yoga blocks) followed by the infamous “dragon” pose, I knew exactly what Livingston meant. Positioned in what resembled a low lunge, my hips were forced to stretch in a way — and for an amount of time — I’d never tolerated before. By the third minute, I felt uncomfortable — in a good way. I felt… release. “It opens upeverything,” Livingston, told us. “Physically and emotionally.” Livingston said it’s common to hold stress in the hips, andhip openers like dragon and pigeon pose may spark an emotional release, too.I embraced this idea, letting the anxiety of boyfriends, bills, and inboxes empty out as gravity let my neck drop and my head hang heavy. We ended with the “supported bridge” back bend before enjoying a long savasana. I left the class feeling like I was given new legs: I was a bit wobbly and sore, but also felt rejuvenated. The rest of the team had a similar post-yoga experience, feelingslightly sore, stretched, and a little more free of tension in our backs, butts, and legs.In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang symbolize the interconnection of opposing energy forces (passive and active, still and moving, calm and energized). And so I couldn’t help but think of New York City as our “yang,” and our experience at yin yoga, our, well, “yin.” Even if the busiest of cities, we found a passive workout that did our constantly moving minds and bodies some good.

Video: The Principles of Yin Yoga - Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga: We Did It
Yin Yoga: We Did It images

2019 year
2019 year - Yin Yoga: We Did It pictures

Yin Yoga: We Did It forecast
Yin Yoga: We Did It recommendations photo

Yin Yoga: We Did It foto
Yin Yoga: We Did It foto

Yin Yoga: We Did It Yin Yoga: We Did It new photo
Yin Yoga: We Did It new foto

pics Yin Yoga: We Did It
foto Yin Yoga: We Did It

Watch Yin Yoga: We Did It video
Watch Yin Yoga: We Did It video

Communication on this topic: Yin Yoga: We Did It, yin-yoga-we-did-it/
Communication on this topic: Yin Yoga: We Did It, yin-yoga-we-did-it/ , yin-yoga-we-did-it/

Related News

6 Fat Myths Debunked
JK Rowling answers broke dad who reads Harry Potter with daughter
Why Greek Yogurt Should Be Part of Your Type 2 Diabetes Diet
TSA Announces We’ll Soon Be Able to Fly With Our BeautyProducts
The 5 Best Food Trends Of 2015 ( Where To Eat Them)
10 Best Matrix Hair Colours For 2019 Available in India
How to Get Sponsored by a Skate Brand
How to Drink Water According to Islamic Sunnah
23 Glamorous NYE Outfit Ideas
Albuterol-Ipratropium Reviews
How to Make Roti
The Next James Bond Film Has Its 007
How to Prep Your Hair forSummer
Christie Brinkley Answers Our Burning FitnessQuestions
How to Separate Salt and Sugar

Date: 06.12.2018, 14:09 / Views: 34473