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Yin/Yang Yoga for the Spine

Intermediate I
(262 Reviews)

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Sarah-Jane begins with a yang flow, which is full of energy, movement and challenging poses, to warm and prepare the body for 30 minutes of yin. The heat generated during the first 20 minutes makes the yin poses - the deeper spinal bends and twists - feel so good you'll want to spend a lot more time in savasana.


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  • Twists
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Morning


  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga for Back Care
  • Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga
January 30, 2024

Wonderful practice for the back. Helps with stiffness.

January 15, 2024

Very nice! I missed some cues. I appreciated the modifications offered, except for the half saddle. I remain confused how backbends and lower back compression can be done (or even good) for a tight lower back. I couldn't find a modified position for half saddle, especially when my body had already cooled off by that point. On a positive note, I'm inspired to do more yin practices!

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May 15, 2024

Next time you do this, try this instead of half saddle: Lay on your side, stacking hips and shoulders. You can extend your bottom arm out to rest your bottom ear on, or else you could prop yourself up with your bottom arm. Bend both knees slightly, then try to reach for the top ankle with your top hand. If you can't reach, use a strap. Draw that top heel towards your backside to get a similar stretch in your quadricep as half saddle. The bottom leg should remain slightly bent to help create a more stable foundation. If you need even more support, consider placing the top ankle on a block. Repeat on the same side.

Hope this helps! :)

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