Yin Yang Yoga for Night Time Heart Protection | Yoga with Melissa 455

by Melissa West on October 5, 2018

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Yin Yang Yoga for Night


This full length 60 min Yin Yang Yoga for night time combines the best of yin yoga and hatha yoga to protect your heart in preparation for the best night sleep. We will focus on the fire element and the pericardium meridian. The pericardium is not only provides the heart with physical protection but also protects the heart from disruption from excessive emotional energies such as anger, fear and grief. Given the emotional ups and downs of our days taking time to nourish the pericardium meridian and organ is a soft and gentle way to nurture our hearts in preparation for a deep sleep at night.

During the first half of this class while your muscles are cool, we will practice yin yoga poses to access the pericardium meridian which runs along the inside of your arms and the length of your torso. The long, still, soft holds will allow us to gently coax the chi through the pericardium meridian in order to protect the heart and prepare our bodies for sleep. During the second half of the class we will continue to move with a quiet and easy pace through the hatha yoga postures which will make use of qi gong inspired arm movements to stimulate the pericardium meridian, drawing that protective energy down and into the heart center.

Yin Yoga Sequence: Savasana, Bananasana. Broken Wing Pose, Heart Melting Pose

Yang Portion, Hatha Yoga Sequence: Lunge Pose or Anjaneyasana, Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana, Tadasana or Mountain Pose, Goddess Victory Squat or Utkata Konasana, Tree Pose or Vrksasana, Goddess Victory Squat or Utkata Konasana, Downward Facing Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana, Cobra or Bhujangasana, Reclined Twist or Jathara Parivartanasana, Childs Pose or Balasana, Savasana or Corpse Pose

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