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Newbie Yin Yoga 60 min | Why We Stress our Joints in Yin Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 410



This is a full body beginner yin yoga class with a yin yoga sequence that covers why we stress or apply tension to our connective tissues, ligaments, joint capsules and bones when we practice yin yoga. While our muscles respond well to repetitive rhythmic movement and heat up when exercised, our connective tissues on the other hand respond best when they remain cool Connective tissue needs slow gentle, contraction, in fact, it is dangerous to apply the repetitive rhythmic movements that are healthy for our yang muscles to our yin connective tissues.

There are four reasons to stress our connective tissue that we will cover in detail in this yin yoga class: prevent contracture, prevent degeneration, reduce fixation and improve joint hydration.

If you are brand new to yoga and get frustrated with other yoga classes on YouTube that move too quickly, don’t give modifications and are too hard to follow, don’t worry, our beginner yoga classes are actually for beginners, people who have never done yoga before. We have a 31 day beginner yoga challenge that you can sign up for at melissawest.com and have it delivered right to your inbox or you can check out the beginner playlists here on my YouTube channel. We offer slow, easy to follow, step by step instructions with lots of modifications.

If you practice this yin yoga class and make it all the way to the end, let me know by leaving a heart in the comments.

Yin Yoga Postures/Yin Yoga Sequence: Butterfly, Bananasana, Sphinx, Broken Wing, Dragon Pose, Quarter Dog, Melting Heart, Keyhole, Keyhole Twist, Savasana

We have a 31 day beginner yoga challenge that you can sign up for at melissawest.com and have it delivered right to your inbox or you can check out the beginner playlists here on my YouTube channel.

Related Content:

Beginner Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0343C65F2EEFE37E

Yin Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdFcYtDajz22AN8mTW13d0yguJxCNfUp3

31 Day Beginner Yoga Challenge: https://www.melissawest.com/31-day-beginner-yoga-challenge/

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