Awake & Evolve: Cycle 1 – Melting Heart Pose ~ Yin Yoga Focus

The first cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts focuses on balancing the chakras and relieving stress and tension with gentle yoga stretches.

Melting Heart Pose ~ Yin Yoga Focus

Come onto your hands and knees, and begin to walk your hands forward, melting your heart center towards the floor. Try to keep your hips above your knees and your hands shoulder width apart. Breathe deep in this intense stretch for 10-20 full breath cycles. Notice how the neck reacts to the pose, if it is more comfortable place the forehead near the floor instead of the chin.

Benefits of Melting Heart Pose:

  • Opens and stretches the upper and middle back, shoulders, and heart center.
  • Calms the mind and aids in relaxation.

Contraindications for this pose include: recent or chronic shoulder, neck, or back injury.