This MerryBody De-Stress Yin Yoga class will have you feeling oh so relaxed in under 30 minutes. The focus here is to clear the mind, using forward folds to allow unnecessary thoughts to spill out the brain. Move into hip opening postures that will allow you to release any emotion you wish to clear. Take a deep breath in… and let’s begin.
ALIGNMENT NOTES +
- Try to welcome in a calm breath, in and out through the nose.
- Yin is all about accepting the shape that you make.
- Take the stretch to only about 70-80%, settle in and breathe.
- Try to find the comfort in the discomfort and notice how after time, the discomfort begins to melt away.
BABY ON BOARD? +
- MerryBody classes are not designed to suit the needs of pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please seek approval from your doctor before commencing any of our classes. You remain solely responsible for your safety and wellbeing when using our classes. If you do commence this class please ensure you make the following modifications:
- During Child’s Pose, take the knees wide to make room for bubba.
- Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottonasana): take the feet hip-shoulder distance apart to allow space for baby.
- After the forward folds, when squeezing the knees into chest, simply take knees wider.
- For Pigeon pose, you may not be able to forward fold.
- Rather than Lady Frog, do Happy Baby Pose (laying on your back, bending your knees, taking hold of the inside of the soles of your feet).
- In Gas Releasing Pose, simply take the knees wider.