The Vibe #27: Feeling like a tense ball of stress? Try Yin Yoga

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Hey you 🙂

You know those nights when you're tossing and turning, your brain is on a non-stop marathon with thoughts, lists, and worries?

Or those days when you're short-tempered, and everything seems to tick you off, then you feel just awful about it?

Ugh, I get it.

It’s like we’re running on this endless hamster wheel and can't hop off.

We're trying to juggle a million things, keep everyone happy, and at the end of the day, we're the ones frazzled and frayed.

But guess what?

I’ve stumbled on something pretty cool, and I just had to share it with you –

it’s called Yin Yoga.

This yoga is like a big, warm hug for your body and soul.

You know those tight spots that feel like they’ve been knotted up forever?

Yin Yoga gently eases them open.

It's about chilling out in poses that make you go “ahhh” and letting all that tension melt away.

It's seriously amazing.

Here's a Super Simple Yin Yoga Routine for Us to Try

#1 Butterfly

Hold: 2 minutes

Plop down and bring the bottoms of your feet together, knees flopping out to the sides. Fold forward if that feels good, and just breathe into it.

#2 Straddle

Hold: 2 minutes

Sit tall and spread your legs wide apart. Lean forward a bit, but hey, no need to go all the way. This is about feeling good, not touching your toes! (You can use a pillow for support)

#3 Figure 4

Hold: 2 minutes each side

Lie on your back and cross one ankle over the opposite knee, like you’re making a number "4". Gently pull your uncrossed leg toward you. You’ll feel this in your hips, like a friendly reminder they're there.

#4 Reclining Twist

Hold: 2 minutes each side

Still on your back? Great. Now, hug your knees, drop them to one side, and open your arms wide. Gaze over the opposite shoulder.

#5 Banana

Hold: 2 minutes each side

Lie on your back and shuffle your feet over to one corner of your mat and your arms overhead to the other corner, making a crescent shape with your body, like a banana. It’s a side stretch that hits spots you didn’t even know were tight.

#6 Savasana

Hold: 2 minutes

Ahh, the dessert of yoga poses. Just lie down, let your feet flop open, and your arms rest by your sides. Close your eyes and let go. Stay here for 2 minutes (or hey, as long as you want), and get up feeling like a new person.

Each pose is like hitting pause on the chaos.
And the best part? You can do this right in your living room.

So, what do you say?
Want to join me and give this Yin thing a go?

It’s like we always say, sometimes you gotta slow down to speed up.
Plus, it’s nice to not feel like a stressed-out mess all the time, right?

Have a wonderful weekend ✨


If you are an Ashram member, remember that we've got a whole collection of Yin classes waiting for you in our digital studio.

Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, there's a class to fit your schedule and mood.

Dive in and let's find that sweet, stretchy serenity together!


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