For this week’s Weekend Workout!, we will do a basic Yin yoga workout. A while ago, I wrote an article about Yin yoga. Through research for that article, I decided that I really needed some yin to my yang. For those who are not sure what I’m talking about, to oversimplify, yang can be described as active and yin can be described as passive.
In Yin yoga, you get into a position and breathe and relax into the stretch for 3-5 minutes. Many of the poses are forms of standard yoga poses. Muscle relaxation and the duration of the hold are what sets Yin apart.
To many people, Yin yoga looks like basic stretching. Although everyone can benefit from Yin, runners, Cross-Fitters, and strength trainers particularly benefit.
This week’s Weekend Workout! runs a little longer than normal. Normally, Weekend Workout! is a 20-30 minute Pilates and yoga inspired workout. Due to the duration of the holds and my desire to make sure you get a Savasana, this week’s workout ended up a little longer.
In 35 minutes, we open in a seated position, hold Butterfly, windshield wiper the legs, hold Straddles, windshield wiper the legs, hold Happy Baby, hold a Reclining Twist for each side, and finish in Savasana.
If there is anything in particular that you want to do, just let me know in the comments. I’d be happy to create a Weekend Workout! just for you!
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Basic Yin Yoga Workout
Please enjoy this video. I have a feeling that there will be several Yin yoga videos in the future.