Awake & Evolve: Cycle 3 - Yin Yoga Focus
The goal of a yin yoga practice is to stretch the body's deep connective tissues, ligaments, and fascia. This style of practice uses long holds in poses to increase joint flexibility and mobility. Use a stopwatch or timer. Enjoy!
Begin on your hands and knees. Step your right foot forward and up between your hands as you release your left knee back on to the floor.
Find a comfortable place where you can still feel a deep stretch in the front of the thigh and groin.
Release your left thigh down towards the floor. Come down onto the elbows if you find that to be a more comfortable position.
Stay in the pose for 3-5 minutes and repeat on the other side.
Benefits of Dragon Pose
- Stimulates the stomach and spleen meridians as well as the kidney and liver meridians.
- Increases flexibility and mobility in the hips, psoas, quadriceps, and groin.
Topic: Awake & Evolve Yoga
Mindith is a born mover. She has spent her life exploring various athletic disciplines, starting with ballet and modern dance from an early age. She went on to become a E-RYT 500 certified yoga therapist and teacher and discovered CrossFit after the birth of her daughter. Mindith coached CrossFit at a number of boxes near her home in Southern California, which lead to her involvement in Russian kettlebells and Olympic weightlifting. She has coached a wide variety of populations and cares... Read More