Yin Yoga Poses

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Yin Yoga has many benefits. If you’re feeling restless, overwhelmed or stressed, Yin Yoga is for you.


Yin Yoga Main Benefits

  • By connecting to your physical body, you can step away from your thinking mind.
  • By bringing your attention to your breath, your thoughts become more silent.

How we practice is much more important than what we practice.

Bernie Clark (2011:29): The Complete Guide To Yin Yoga

How To Do Yin Yoga Postures

You hold the poses for a couple of minutes and find your way to stillness here.

How Does Yin Yoga Work?

  • On a physical level, you are working with our connecting tissue (fascia) instead of your muscles.
  • On an emotional level, you are working with your thoughts and emotions.

Yin Yoga Is For Every Body

  • Every body is different but Yin Yoga is for every body.
  • Yin Yoga is not about beeing good at something.
  • It is not about achievements, physical flexibility or beeing fit.
  • It is not a performance and not a competitive sport.
  • Yin Yoga is about taking time for yourself.

Yin Yoga Poses List

CHILD’S POSE
BUTTERFLY POSE
HALF BUTTERFLY POSE
LATERAL HALF BUTTERFLY POSE
CATERPILLAR POSE
SHOELACE POSE
HALF SHOELACE POSE
CAMEL POSE
MELTING HEART POSE
SPHINX POSE
SEAL POSE
ANKLE STRETCH POSE
TOE SQUAT POSE
DANGLING POSE
SWAN POSE
SLEEPING SWAN POSE
SADDLE POSE
HALF SADDLE POSE
SUPPORTED BACKBEND POSE (BLOCK)
SUPPORTED BACKBEND POSE (BOLSTER)
SUPPORTED BRIDGE POSE
KNEE HUG POSE
CRADDLE POSE
HAPPY BABY POSE
BABY DRAGON POSE
DRAGON FLYING LOW POSE
DRAGON FLYING HIGH POSE
TWISTED DRAGON POSE
WINGED DRAGON POSE
LEAPING DRAGON POSE
DRAGON SPLITS POSE
FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON POSE
STRADDLE (DRAGONFLY) POSE
LATERAL DRAGONFLY POSE
SQUARE / FIRE LOG POSE
SQUAT POSE
BANANASANA POSE
DOUBLE V / STRAIGHT JACKET POSE
FROG POSE
RESTING BELLY POSE
CAT PULLING ITS TAIL POSE
SUPINE WIND-SHIELD WIPER POSE
DEER POSE
RECLINING TWIST POSE
TWISTED ROOTS POSE
SUPINE TWIST POSE
CORPSE / ŚAVĀSANA POSE
FETAL POSITON POSE

Printable Yin Yoga Poster with Poses and Names

Create your own Yin Yoga sequence with this printable Yin Yoga pose chart!

48 Yin Yoga Shapes
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Hi! My name is Chiara! I am the founder of Yoga Paper. I'm a yoga teacher, graphic designer and linguist – now combining these things to create illustrative tools to help you on your yoga journey!

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