Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Yin yoga sequence for heart opening

  1. Supported Child’s Pose: Begin in a kneeling position and place a bolster or folded blanket on top of your thighs. Lean forward and rest your chest and forehead on the bolster, extending your arms forward. Hold for 3-5 minutes.
  • Sphinx Pose: Lie on your belly with your elbows under your shoulders and your forearms flat on the ground. Lift your chest and hold for 3-5 minutes.
  • Seal Pose: From Sphinx pose, straighten your arms and lift your chest even higher, allowing your head to drop back slightly. Hold for 2-3 minutes.
  • Supported Fish Pose: Sit with your legs straight out in front of you and place a bolster or rolled-up blanket behind you, perpendicular to your spine. Lie back on the prop and allow your arms to relax by your sides, palms facing up. Hold for 3-5 minutes.
  • Melting Heart Pose: From Supported Fish pose, lower your chest towards the ground, keeping your hips lifted. Rest your forehead on the mat or a block and hold for 3-5 minutes.
  • Reclined Bound Angle Pose: Lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet together, letting your knees drop open to the sides. Place a block or bolster under each knee for support. Extend your arms overhead or place your hands on your heart and belly. Hold for 3-5 minutes.

Remember to breathe deeply and allow your heart to open and expand with each pose. Let go of any tension or tightness in your chest and allow yourself to surrender to the practice. Enjoy the benefits of a heart-opening Yin yoga sequence.

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