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Yin/Yang Yoga for the Hips

Intermediate I

Sarah-Jane warms you up with a fun, unique sun salutation, then takes you deep into the hips with a series of hip-releasing yin yoga poses. Yin/yang yoga is great as a yoga for beginners class, they are great for stress relief and they enhance the numerous benefits of yoga, since the warm yang so effectively prepares the body for the deep releases of yin yoga.

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lucidbee
lucidbee
September 30, 2021
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Fantastic for my hips after way too much sitting.

smoor108
smoor108
March 30, 2021
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Little quiet would be nice. Don’t need to talk through every yin pose.

SherryBee
SherryBee
November 21, 2020
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This was an incredible practice for my hips and lower back! Thank you Sarah Jane!

dreamboatlizzie
dreamboatlizzie
November 1, 2020
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I have tried squat in a few classes and thought i was doing it correctly. It is noted in this class that the weight should be to the outer foot and heel. No matter how I place my feet, my weight goes to the inner foot. Is this just a flexibility/strength issue on my part?

tyslam
tyslam
July 27, 2020
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Oof! This was incredible for my hips (and back)! A class I will definitely return to. Thank you, Sarah!

kennychua
kennychua
March 19, 2020
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Is shaking a good thing in yin poses? Should I ease up to stop the shaking?

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
March 25, 2020
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Shaking is fine as long as the muscles aren't really sore the next day. You could ease into the shaking the first time it happens and see if it's ok, then allow it to stay a bit longer the next time, just to be safe.

kennychua
kennychua
March 26, 2020
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Hi David, first of all thank you to you and your team for this website. Yes the butt muscles and lower back muscles were sore, but not the same kind of pain that led me to this class in the first place. That seemed to have eased up temporarily. Do you know of a resource (or maybe write about on your blog?) to understand what are some bad habits we do that cause the common types of pain that seem to face so many people? (Like slouching or sitting cross legged). And what pain is from? Weakness? Tightness? Muscles too stretched?

I have pain daily, that moves around! Sometimes it's the mid back, other times it's the hips and I can't seem to figure out what causes it. Doc put me on anti-inflammatories (which don't help) and sent me to physical therapist for 2 months (also didn't help). The PT said my body isn't using the correct muscles to just do daily activities, walk, stand, sit etc.... She said I need to strengthen and that yoga doesn't strengthen, just stretches..... but yoga DOES strengthen doesn't it?

It's probably too big a subject to write about in a comment, but I do hope to figure out what's wrong. Maybe I'll try and approach it in the forum. But some of your classes have given me more relief than anything I did in PT. I appreciate what you do!

Dawn Bowles
Dawn Bowles
March 3, 2020
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Great! Thank you Sarah - just what I needed after too much sitting time:)

oakhazel
oakhazel
February 9, 2020
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Great stretching. Very enjoyable, Thank you.

deannak5
deannak5
October 13, 2019
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I have had hip issues for years, so I have to constantly work on opening those muscles. This workout is my "go to" because it gives me just what I need to ease the hip pain. I keep coming back to this one week after week--thanks!

emhenry
emhenry
September 10, 2018
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I'm sure I've posted a gushing comment before but I just have to say- again- how great I think this class is. I return to it regularly. It is my go-to when I feel my hips need some extra attention. It packs in so much in such little time. Really excellent! Thank you Sarah Jane and the DYWM team! xx

Lauradoesyoga
Lauradoesyoga
May 14, 2018
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This was my first yin class and i really enjoyed it. I'll definitely explore yin yoga more.

Stretch01
Stretch01
April 21, 2018
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Amazing how good the right stretching can make you feel. Thank you for this practice!

hernanr100
hernanr100
July 16, 2017
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Thank you. This was much needed after a very intense high cardio workout!

katielee23
katielee23
May 22, 2017
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Thank you, Sarah Jane. That was lovely! My hips have missed the Yin practice I had been doing- & right now they are saying "helllloooo".
It feels quite delicious! :-)

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
April 22, 2017
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Thank you Sarah for this lovely class so good for me to hold poses longer in this hurried world we live in
Just beautiful nice transitions . MY hips seem to be always tight no matter how much yoga I do so I will defiantly do this one more often
Peace

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
February 27, 2017
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Thank you so much, Sarah Jane,
the perfect medicine and balance for my desk work (and for cycling too)!
Loved the sequences, and going deeper and longer than usual.
Will revisit often!

NatouCBS
NatouCBS
December 24, 2016
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Thanks for this hip opening sequence. Definitely need to incorporate this in my weekly practice.

Margarete
Margarete
December 13, 2016
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thank you so loved this. Perfect my hips have been bothering me. Great cueing. Namaste

carveysh
carveysh
November 16, 2016
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This helped to ease some deep muscle pain i have been having in my hips, thank you! I also ironically had a fly buzzing around me during corpse pose...

rachorse
rachorse
October 23, 2016
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Lovely class. Great teacher. Just the right amount of explanation and talking. Thank you :)

sealion
sealion
October 14, 2016
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I have been struggling with hip pain for years. I feel great after this session and I will be returning to it regularly until I can sit as deep in the poses as you! Thank you!

DeniseCS
DeniseCS
October 1, 2016
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What a way to learn about patience while working on those hips. Thank you Sarah. You are adorable and a great teacher.

kejarboe
kejarboe
August 30, 2016
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This video introduced me to the yin/yang style of yoga and it's right up my ally! I can really feel the difference. Trying to get back into a yoga routine since the gym is out of the question right now and this style seems to be a great way to get me going again. Thanks!

CaleidoscopeCourt
CaleidoscopeCourt
August 21, 2016
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So appreciative for this class. I haven't felt this open in a while. Worth the bookmark :) namaste ~

sberm
sberm
August 12, 2016
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Thanks so much for introducing me to this style of yoga. Great instruction! Namaste

Beckles114
Beckles114
August 12, 2016
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Great Morning Asana practice to help me with my hips! Namaste and thank you Sarah-Jane!

kbfries
kbfries
August 9, 2016
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This really helped my hip and lower back pain. Thank you, Sarah Jane.

montessorimum
montessorimum
August 7, 2016
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I, too, have hip flexor difficulties like TurtleVsHare, so a modification would be helpful. However, I truly appreciate the flow of discussion during the poses to reinforce the need for keeping open and breathing.

TurtlevsHare
TurtlevsHare
July 10, 2016
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The class is good and I felt more flexible, more fluid at the end but that one simple position at about 10:30 is basically impossible for my hips and knees. A modifier there would have been helpful.

Brittaniem
Brittaniem
July 6, 2016
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Really enjoyed this Yin lesson thank you Sarah. A great test for tight hips!

LisaC
LisaC
June 29, 2016
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I really enjoyed this practice. This is my first experience with Yin and it was wonderful.

cfkelly
cfkelly
June 26, 2016
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What a wonderful class for opening the hips! I went on a pretty strenuous hike yesterday and my hips really needed this. I enjoy all of your yin classes, Sarah Jane. Thank you so much.

enaxena
enaxena
June 22, 2016
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Thanks for a lovely session. I enjoyed the flow and the combination of yin and yang in your class. Felt very balanced and open at the end.

helenmcs
helenmcs
June 19, 2016
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My hips and I really enjoyed that - thank you!

blissedout13
blissedout13
June 7, 2016
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What an amazing wonderful website. I am just thrilled. I need this in my life. As soon as I get paid I will be making a donation ✨

JMJ
JMJ
June 6, 2016
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I have never attempted to do yoga but I got a small sample at a symposium I recently attended and was pleased with how I felt afterwards and even into the next day. I am so glad I found your free videos. Thank you