Yin for Liver Health - Hips & Side Body, Liver & Gall Bladder Meridians

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By Yoga With Kassandra

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

Yin for Liver Health - Hips & Side Body, Liver & Gall Bladder Meridians

About This Class

A 45 min yin yoga class for your liver and gall bladder meridian lines.

Good morning everyone, I'm adding onto my Yin Yoga Meridian series by focusing on the Liver this time! To really benefit the liver we are working with two different meridian lines, the liver and the gall bladder meridian.

These poses will mostly focus on the hips (as do most Yin Yoga asanas) but they will also include some side body stretches to really target that organ. You will hopefully feel rejuvenated and energized after class! I won't be using any props during class but you may want to have 1 block close by just in case, some of the hip openers are pretty intense!

The meridians are energetic pathways from Chinese Medicine that help flow Qi (pronounced chee) through the body. This is a vital energy source that helps support organ health, longevity and overall vitality.

What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga is often called the Yoga of the joints because unlike other styles of yoga, the emphasis is not on the muscles but on the deep connective tissue. Connective tissue is made up of fascia, ligaments and tendons which surround and form your joints. Yin yoga improves the range of motion in your joints and also strengthens them. The results and benefits are more flexibility and greater range of motion and also more stability within your joints. Although your muscles will also be stretched, that is not the focus of the practice. It is best to practice yin yoga while your muscles are cold and NOT warmed up, even if that sounds counter intuitive. The reason we do this is so that we can send the "stress" and the "Stretch" to the connective tissues. If the muscles are warm they will steal the focus away from the joints.

Use as many props as needed in Yin Yoga! Blocks, bolsters and straps are all great ways to support your body to make sure you are respecting your edge and not going too far.

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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