Yin Yoga: Hips & Hamstrings

I wanted to share Nancy Nelson’s blog post. Here is a great yin sequence for your hips and hamstrings. 🙂

Nancy Nelson Yoga

piclabHappy Friday!

Today I wanted to share with you a sequence for your hips and hamstrings that I taught in class this week. It’s a great sequence for runners and cyclists to help loosen up those tight areas. If you do have tension in these parts of your body, there is a tendency to want to run away from the pose or fidget your way through the hold. Do your best to transform those moments into opportunities to lengthen the breath, soak up stillness and receive the gifts of the 1st chakra (root). With time spent in these poses you will begin to feel a sense of calm, patience, and willingness to savor the moment at hand. Enjoy!

Complete steps 1-6 and then switch to the other side of the poses.

Step 1. Cross Leg Fold | 4 minutes

Lately I’ve been trying to find ways to switch up poses…

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I'm a lab rat turned yogi. My interests lie in how yoga and meditation can help healthcare workers (and other frontline workers) relieve both physical and mental stress. Other interests include green living, clean eating, minimizing chemical exposure in our homes, and finally finding inner peace while minimizing anxiety.

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