We are rolling into March and for a lot of us, shaking off the snow and ice from winter. Now it is time to start thinking about getting ready for spring, outdoors and just being more active. After reading PRiMEWomen’s Article ‘Why You Need To Exercise Your Backside’, I have a quick and easy, AMAZING Yin Yoga Pose to stretch the hamstrings and glutes that will keep you on your feet… (hopefully) kicking tight muscles to the curb.
What is Yin Yoga you may ask…Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other form of Yoga practice, it directs the stimulation (through deep stretching) normally created in the standing Yoga practice but goes deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised or stretched very much in a more active style of traditional Yoga practice (as well as workouts or even everyday life).
This line of Yin Yoga practice takes many of the other forms of standing Yoga Poses and modifies them to series of stretches that you hold for 3-5 minutes to help open (safely) not just tight muscles but goes deep into the tissue and fascia to start creating ease in movement. This is a Yin Yoga modification of One-Legged Utkatasana (Awkward Chair Pose). It can be done safely on your back as in the video or even sitting in a chair. If you have any questions, please drop me a message and I will be happy to help. Thank you for including PRiMEWomen in your exercise routine and I will see you again next month!
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Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing any Yoga practice.