Yin Yoga for Beginners with Maris Aylward of Yoga Upload: Yoga with Melissa 375

by Melissa West on March 17, 2017

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Yin Yoga for Beginners

Our guest teacher today is Maris Aylward, creator of the YouTube channel Yoga Upload.

This is a 45-minute yin yoga class for beginners. The yin practice, sometimes called deep stretch, is a more passive form of yoga. We stay in the poses for a few minutes to target the deeper connective tissues. This is a great practice to improve flexibility, relieve stress, and promote relaxation.

If this is your first yin experience, be patient with yourself and your body. Take your time getting into the poses and balance effort with ease. Feel just enough sensation and stretching but make sure there is no pain in the muscles and the joints. Stay in the pose if you can to cultivate stillness but also feel free to come out of the pose when you really need to.

For this class, we will use a bolster (or stack of blankets) and a yoga strap. You may also practice without props. We will show you how to adapt the postures to suit your needs. A smaller screen will appear to show you the pose modifications.

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Yin Yoga Postures/Asanas: Butterfly Pose, Dragonfly Pose (Straddle), Lateral Dragonfly, Supported Backbend, Pigeon on Your Back, Twisted Roots, Savasana

Props: Bolster or Stack of Blankets, Strap

YouTube Channel: https: https://www.youtube.com/yogaupload

Website: http://yogaupload.me

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  • Wendy

    Wonderful. Thank you so much.

  • Mary E Williams

    Maris and Melissa,
    Thank you for a wonderful session. I have done some bedtime yoga with Maris and knew that she would be very good. I hope you will both consider doing this type class more often in the future. Namaste.

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