This is yin yoga for the upper body where we’ll focus on getting a deep stretch for shoulders. We’ll do long hold yoga poses to show some upper body love! This routine also includes yoga for the shoulders, upper back, and neck.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is referred to as the yoga of the joints. The emphasis in Yin Yoga is not on the muscles but on the deep connective tissues such as fascia, ligaments, and tendons, which surround and form your joints. In Yin Yoga, we practice long holds. Yin yoga improves the range of motion in your joints and also strengthens them. The results and benefits are more flexibility and greater range of motion and also more stability within your joints.
The 3 principles of Yin Yoga:
1. Find your edge
2. Commit to stillness
3. Allow time for a long hold
Only go to 80% of your capacity in yin yoga.
Use as many props as needed in Yin Yoga. Blocks, bolsters, and straps are all great ways to support your body while respecting its limitations and staying at your appropriate edge.
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0:00 Intro to Yin Yoga for Upper Body
0:34 Grounding meditation
1:15 Balasan / Extended Child’s Pose
3:00 Anathanasan / Puupy
5:35 Neck stretches
6:09 Bow Tie Pose
12:12 Broken Wing Pose
18:48 Twisted Roots Pose
25:57 Air Releasing Pose & Shoulder and Neck Stretches
29:10 Closing meditation
30:20 Like & Sub!
I hope you enjoy this upper body yin yoga class and got a deep stretch for the shoulders. Make sure to check out my playlist of yin yoga classes, or my playlist of yoga for the shoulders for more yoga videos like this.
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