Yin yoga sequence for the kidneys
- Butterfly Pose: Sit on the ground with the soles of your feet together and knees out to the sides. Place your hands on your ankles or feet and gently press your elbows into your inner thighs to deepen the stretch. Stay in this pose for 3-5 minutes, breathing deeply and feeling a stretch in your hips and inner thighs.
- Dragonfly Pose: Sit with your legs wide apart and fold forward, resting your hands on the ground or on props. Keep your spine long and engage your leg muscles. Stay in this pose for 3-5 minutes, focusing on your breath and feeling a stretch in your inner thighs and groins.
- 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.
- Shoelace Pose: Sit on the ground with your right leg on top of your left, stacking your knees on top of each other. You can stay here, or fold forward to deepen the stretch. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, then switch sides and repeat.
- 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 a sense of calm.
- These Yin yoga poses can help stimulate and nourish the kidneys, which are important organs for filtering waste and regulating fluid balance in the body. Remember to breathe deeply and listen to your body, coming out of any pose that causes discomfort.