Advanced Yin Yoga - EXTRA LONG HOLDS

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By Yoga With Kassandra

Yoga Instructor on a mission to help others feel great with yoga.

Advanced Yin Yoga - EXTRA LONG HOLDS

About This Class

Ready for a big stretch? Hold each yin yoga pose for about 8 minutes for serious flexibility.
Ok guys, fair warning, this one is intense! Here's a 75 minute yin yoga class for deep flexibility with extra long holds. Normally when I teach yin yoga I hold each pose for about 3-4 minutes. In this practice, I'm holding them for about 7-8 minutes, which makes this class best suited for intermediate to advanced students.

The poses themselves aren't all that challenging but since we're in them for so long it might not be suitable for everyone. Don't underestimate the mental challenge with this one! I'm not using any props and we're going to do poses like half butterfly, swan, sphinx, seal and cat pulling it's tail.

There are 3 principles to yin yoga and it's crucial to keep these in mind!

1 - Find your edge: this means, don't push yourself! When you feel a bit of sensation, hold right here. Your body will naturally relax and open up the longer we're in it.
2 - Resolve to be still: Relax your muscles and let gravity do most of the work for you. Try not to stiffen up and contract yourself. If your muscles are tense it might be an indication that you've gone too far into a stretch.
3 - Hold the pose: Once you're fully relaxed, we're going to stay in the pose for 7-8 minutes. Please come out of it earlier if you need to! Don't push yourself.

Meet Your Teacher

Yoga With Kassandra

Yoga Instructor on a mission to help others feel great with yoga.

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I’m an Ottawa-based Yoga Instructor on a mission to help others feel great with yoga. I started practicing yoga in 2008 as a way to become more flexible and learn to manage stress and anxiety. Little did I know in a few short years I would have the privilege of becoming a teacher, passionately committed to sharing yoga with others who, like me, were sick of feeling less than vibrant.

Before I started practicing, I barely had any energy, I couldn’t quiet my mind for a single minute and always seemed to have aches and pains in my legs and lower back. Once I started practicing regularly, bit by bit I became stronger, calmer and braver. Yoga is now ingrained in my daily life in a fundamental way. It helps me meet any challenges I may face by teaching me to be present, focused and receptive

THE JOURNEY

Through my Yoga with Kassandra YouTube channel, I’ve been able to introduce Yin Yoga to hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe. What started as my own personal sadhana to ease stress and anxiety quickly unraveled into my greatest passion, an exciting career and a whole new way of life!

My aim is to create accessible, easy to follow yoga classes that you can do in the comfort of your own home.

I hope you find value in my offerings and thank you so much for stopping by.

Namaste,

Kassandra

 

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