Yin Yoga: Sinking Into Stillness

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.7 (203 votes)
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Join Anastasia for this hour-long class that spends five delicious minutes with every pose. Breathe deeply, relax your body and take the time to sink into the opening within each asana. It will calm you down immensely and leave you feeling grounded and centered in your body. If you haven't done yin before, you will be holding each pose in this class for five minutes. Note: to learn how to make your own bolster at home, click here

Equipment: Block, Bolster
Style: Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


Markhealer 9 years ago

Just browsing on-line to find excercises to help strengthen and increase supplesess for my broken ankle, just out of plaster, and happened across this site! Though hobbling, my walking has improved after one session and I feel so calm! Easy to follow, and I can take it easy as you suggest for some excersises until my body becomes more supple! Looking forward to the higher grades as I improve!

Thanks AHH!

Anastasia Hange... 9 years ago

It's nice to see that people are enjoying this class. Yes - it is easy to get cold during a Yin class (though I for one often heat up when I hold poses for a long time), and having a blanket handy is a great idea - especially for savasana. You can make savasana as long as you like, which I think is the intention with many of these videos (David?), and certainly you can listen to one of the many wonderful guided meditations on this site during savasana. Finally, someone asked about my quotes - many were taken from the books "When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chodron (an incredible book!) and "The Yoga of Breath" by Richard Rosen (great for developing an at home pranayama practice). I believe a couple of my poems were by the beautiful poet Mary Oliver, some I wrote myself and others were from friends..Did I use that many poems?? :)

June 8 years ago

I am so thankful for this class. It's so well done, safe and slow, exactly what I needed.

rose 9 years ago

A deeply restorative flow of poses; i feel that savasana should have been shown for a longer length of time, it is where the magic happens; where you are rewarded for all your work and after such a deep working class i think it extremely important to emphasis and encourage that...perhaps with a guided meditation?.

India Hope 9 years ago

A very relaxing yoga class was what I needed today. THank you!! What were the names of the books you quoted in the middle of the class during one of the poses?

HashBrown 9 years ago

The time passed very quickly. I really enjoyed it but felt very cold towards the end so I would recommend a nice warm room and warm clothes for this class.

judegreb 9 years ago

My first Yin Yoga class, I am surprised at how quickly the hour went by and even the 5 min. poses did not seem long. I enjoyed it very much.

valdombey 9 years ago

I've done this video before and absolutely loved it! Am planning on doing it later tonight to end my day! I can't wait!

Sasha 9 years ago

Yin yoga is my favorite type of yoga. I feel like a noodle when it's over. This video is very good.