This morning I did Ilaria Montagnani‘s BodyStrike’s Volume 1 so I needed some deep lower body stretching afterwards. A Yin Yoga Snack for the lower body seemed like a good choice. Yoga Ranger‘s Lower Back & Hamstrings was on my To Do list so it got chosen. This was a great, deep stretch. I did find the Seal pose uncomfortable to hold for a long time but you only hold it for one minute and I found that doable. Another excellent Yin Yoga Snack from Aprille Walker. One of her beautiful cats was lounging beside her throughout this practice. Her other cat made a brief appearance but quickly exited.
I had planned to follow this up with Yin Yoga for Shoulder Pain but these Yoga Snacks seem to be all I can mentally handle right now. Holding a pose for 2-3 minutes is a long time for me and, at the end of this one, I did not feel like doing more. I do have plans to do some of the longer practices eventually. One day I will be ready for longer Yin Yoga workouts!
Yin Yoga Snack for Lower Back & Hamstrings is 13:30 minutes.
- Kneel on floor and extend one leg out straight to side of body (still kneeling on one knee, bottom on heel), hold for about 20 seconds, then lean torso forward, rotating foot and leg with you as you lean forward, forearms on floor, hold for 3:30 minutes
- Repeat #1 on other side for 2:30 minutes
- Sphinx pose for 2:30 minutes then push up into seal pose for 1 minute then fold forearms under head and rest forehead on hands for 1 minute
- Kneel on floor and take a deep breath, raising arms overhead then bring hands to heart