Yin Yoga Sequence: Inner Wisdom

This sequence is inspired by my dear friend Diane, who is a Yinster*.  Diane never fails to attend my class full of energy, aliveness  and positive attitude. While there are obstacles in her physical practice, she listens to her inner teacher. The strength she shows on her yoga mat is beyond physical. Strength, to me, can be defined in so many ways.

As Mahatma Gandhi said “Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.”

With this “will”, “Nothing can dim the light that shines within,” – Maya Angelou

This sequence is a journey to inner inquiry and discovery — stimulating Kidney and UB Meridian lines. Home of Jing, access to self-realization, wisdom and rationality. As always, consult your doctor before attempting any exercise routine.

Opening meditation – Child’s Pose

Child's Pose
Child’s Pose

A. Half Toe Squat Pose – Right foot (access K1 point)

Half Toe Squat

B. Winged Dragon Pose (access inner left thigh)

Dragon Pose – Winged


C. Half Butterfly Pose (option to massage foot, inner arch specifically with ulnar)

Half Butterfly Pose, self massage inner arch of foot (roll in to out) with my forearm
Half Butterfly Pose (Fold)

**********Repeat A, B, C on other leg**********

Squat Pose

Squat pose (Malasana) with mat roll option

Dragonfly Pose

Straddle or Dragonfly Pose


Top: Sphinx Pose Bottom: Seal Pose (Option)

Supine Reclining Twist

Reclining Twist


Each pose is sustained for  3 – 5 minutes. Be sure to listen to your inner wisdom on this journey. As always, perform the pose on both sides and allow time for rest in between and at the end.

Side note: Chinese Meridian Theory is a complex and one paradigm to a holistic approach. We are looking to enhance energy flow, to balance the specific meridians. I recommend consulting with a licensed Acupuncturist to discuss your own concerns.

*Definition of Yinster: One who loves the Yin Yoga practice.

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