Yin Yoga 2 - Hit a wall
Yin Yoga is a slow practice that offers space for rest and recovery. You will rarely come to standing in a Yin practice, it is almost always done horizontal and only offers only a few postures, held for several minutes each. As you find yourself stationary in a pose for long periods of time, the muscles must be in a relaxed state, so we encourage the use of bolsters, MVMT blocks, the MVMT ball and pillows to bring the floor closer to you and to encourage your body to relax into each pose. Yin is a very calming practice and helps to reduce stress, increase circulation, improve flexibility, release fascia and improve joint mobility. A perfect offering for the evening, or after a dynamic MVMT Pilates class.
This class is best served up before bed, candles lit and some yoga beats. I love using the wall to support my practice, an underrated prop in my opinion! We start off in legs up the wall pose to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & recover). We then soften through the inner thighs, hips and glutes as we transition from a wide-legged straddle to an assisted Yogi squat (malasana) and a figure four stretch. Finally, a soft twist and some delicious time spent on our side reconnecting to the breath.
Please feel free to use the following playlist to move through your MVMT practice -