Long Holds for Flexibility & Surrender – 10 Postures, 30 Minutes – Yoga Class

Welcome to this Yin-style practice.

This class holds poses for one to two minutes. The vid features a few stretches that are absolutely essential for my own body every single day. Hip-flexor opening, hamstring opening, shoulder opening, and thoracic mobility movements are non-negotiables if I want my body to be light and joyful.

Here’s a list of the postures so you can determine whether this class will work for you (or whether it won’t!):

1. ANAHATASANA aka puppy pose (a heart opening that looks like child’s pose with your sitz bones in the air and your arms reaching forward)

2. HALF-HANUMANASANA aka half split (runner’s lunge with the front leg straight) with the option to take it to full hanumanasana / FULL SPLIT

3. QUAD STRETCH aka modified lizard with options to deepen (or not!) – Great for hip flexors

4. UTTITHA PARSVAKONASANA aka extended side angle poses with options to deepen.

5. Twisting lunge with option to bring it to SIDE PLANK or modified side plank – emphasize on thoracic opening and external rotation of the shoulders

6. CAMATKRASANA aka WILD THING with the option to take it to WHEEL POSE

7. One-legged PIGEON, yummy nummy

8. HEADSTAND (or any inversion you prefer)

9. HEADSTAND with STRADDLE (or any inversion with straddle you prefer)

10. CHILD’S POSE

There are two slow Vinyasas.

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