Yin yoga sequence for energizing
- Mountain Pose: Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by your sides. Lift your toes and spread them wide, then place them back down on the ground. Engage your leg muscles and lengthen your spine. Stay in this pose for 1-2 minutes, focusing on your breath and feeling grounded.
- Low Lunge: Step your right foot forward into a lunge and place your hands on the ground on either side of your right foot. Drop your left knee to the ground and lift your chest. Stay in this pose for 1-2 minutes, then switch sides and repeat.
- Wide-Legged Forward Fold: Stand with your legs wide apart and fold forward, allowing your hands to rest on the ground or on props. Keep your spine long and engage your leg muscles. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, focusing on your breath and feeling a stretch in your hamstrings and inner thighs.
- Sphinx Pose: Lie on your stomach and place your forearms on the ground, elbows directly under your shoulders. Press into your forearms and lift your chest off the ground. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, feeling a gentle stretch in your spine and chest.
- Cat-Cow Pose: Come onto your hands and knees and move through a few rounds of cat-cow pose, arching and rounding your spine with your breath. This can help to warm up your spine and energize your body.
- Savasana: Lie on your back with your arms by your sides and your palms facing up. Allow your body to completely relax and release any tension. Stay in this pose for 5-10 minutes, focusing on your breath and feeling energized.
Remember to breathe deeply and listen to your body. These Yin yoga poses can help energize your body and mind, helping you feel more awake and alert. If any pose causes discomfort, come out of the pose and rest in a comfortable position.