Yin Yoga ‘The Quiet Practice’
Movement for Modern Life invites you to take our brand new 15—day Yin Yoga Challenge. All you need is 30 minutes, preferably in the afternoon or evening – this is a yoga challenge that you can do in your pyjamas. So, during the dark winter days, light a candle, grab a cuppa, roll out your mat and enjoy the true hygge of yoga.
Yin Yoga is the perfect way to start creating a more peaceful inner life. Known as the ‘quiet practice’, it is one of the most calming and nurturing things that we can do. So many of us are overwhelmed, depleted, stressed out – and for many of us, we believe the solution lies in sweating it out, pushing through it, blowing off steam. But all of this is adding yet more fuel to the stress-induced fire. Pounding the treadmill, dragging ourselves to bootcamp, or choosing a high intensity class further adrenalises us, when what so many of us need is the exact opposite.
Your Yin 5 A Day
32:01 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Just as important as the right nutrition, is the right movement. These very simple five yin yoga poses, each held for 3 minutes will transform your body and your life. If you have a very active life and yoga practice, are an athlete or sit at a desk or in a car for long periods of time, this class, as a daily practice, will quietly and gently open your body. You may need a cushion or a bolster.
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Quiet Time 2: Appreciate Yourself
31:27 | Norman Blair
Take time to care for and appreciate your wonderful body with this slowing, softening and stilling experience. Here, gentleness is the key together with developing the skills to find a place where you can stay. Bring along whatever props you have available such as blocks, blankets or a bolster.
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Quiet Time 3: Feel Your Breath
30:10 | Norman Blair
An essential element of self-care is taking time to find and deepen your breath during gentle, accessible stretches. Most of this class is supine (on the back) so is suitable for those who are recuperating from illness or injury. You will need a strap.
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Calm Abiding Yin
33:28 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Settle your energy, settle your focus in this very grounded Yin class which is focused around the Hara, your energy centre. This class is wonderful if you want to tune in to your intuition, your deep-seated centre. This is a heart and lung Yin yoga class. This class is great for overcoming sadness and grief, and is wonderful for clearing that which no longer serves you.
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Quiet Time 1: At Peace With Yourself
34:23 | Norman Blair
This Yin yoga practice is a great way of finding some quiet time, exploring the inner body and cultivating qualities of attention. You will hold poses for minutes whilst you focus on your breathing and your inner world. You will need two blocks.
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Rest and Digest
35:19 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
A Yin Yoga class to calm and aid the digestive system at the end of the day. This class is perfect for after a stressful day at work, after travelling (especially long-haul flights) and if you want to detox to aid your digestive system. This is not suitable for pregnancy or if you have an existing stomach condition.
A Restful End to the Day
31:45 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
This yin practice will sooth the nervous system after a busy day, or one spent at a desk. With great postures for relieving a tired back, tight hamstrings, this is also a great practice for during menstruation. This class is fantastic for de-stressing the adrenals focuses on releasing stress and fatigue. You will need a bolster and a block.
Relax and Soothe into the Evening
25:28 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
This yin yoga class is entirely at the wall. This means that the wall will aid you to relax and deepen your positions, you can relax into the wall so that tension melts away. This class is the perfect antidote for after a busy day at work. Using a wall changes the bloodflow and improves circulation. You will need a bolster.
Yin Yoga: As Is
35:21 | Norman Blair
As is: a practice of Yin yoga, meditation and pranayama. In this beautifully slow, quiet class, you'll be asked to settle into sensation. Expect just a few poses, all of them on the floor, but long holds. Take enquries into your body, your breath and the issues within your tissues as you relax into what is. A fabulous class for settling the nerves afer a stressful day or for relaxing before bedtime. You will need a block or cushion, a bolster, you may need a strap, and you may want any other props if you have them.
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Finding Equanimity: Animal Yin Yoga
28:35 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Many yoga positions are inspired by animals. This class includes Yin poses, some of which are a bit more fierce, a little less gentle, thank you may be used to in a Yin class. The class focus is equanimity, found from working through themes of nature and animals, who will show us aspects of ourselves, both on and off the mat. Starting from the transformative butterfly through to the sometimes less than good-natured camel, through to the caterpiller which transforms back to the butterfly. Expect to be deeply moved and transformed, as well as finding stillness through Yin. You will need a bolster and/or cushions.
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Resolving To Be Still
37:58 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
A Yin Yoga class in which you will hold shapes for several minutes and use meditation and visualisation techniques in this yin class to resolve to be still. You will need a bolster and/or cushions.
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Issues And Tissues
33:54 | Norman Blair
An opening of hips and an opening of heart through the practice of Yin yoga. You will need a bolster, two blocks and a sandbag and you may want other props if you have. This class focuses on the breath, with pranayama both before the Yin Yoga and afterwards. The stretches are held deeply and for a long while. You will be asked to settle, to feel deeply and to relax into discomfort. A great daily practice for dealing with life's challenges and deeply relaxing for before bed.
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Deep Tissue Stretch
37:40 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
This yin class is perfect for releasing the deep fascia, or connective tissue underneath the muscle, which is really resistent to stretching and often can only be really released by a deep tissue massage or a very deep fascia stretch. All athletes, cyclists, runners and type A personalities will benefit from this class and it's an ideal class to take after a vigourous vinyasa yoga class.
Calming and Centring
21:09 | Norman Blair
Gentle and quiet, calm and centered: the possibilities of Yin yoga are an appreciation of the gift of aliveness, just as we are. This class is gentle, calm and centred, featuring only a few poses, but with long, mindful holds, you'll find this class perfect for gently opening the body, and calming and centering the mind.
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Yin Yoga Toolkit
23:29 | Andrea Kwiatkowski
Yin Yoga is an amazing energy enhancer. Work with your inner energy, gently, to experience the joy of Yin Yoga. This toolkit is a great daily Yin Yoga practice. Andrea focuses on one pose for each of the organs. Re-discover lost energy gently. A perfect break for anytime in the day to re-set and prevent feelings of stress or overwhelm.
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