Yin yoga sequence that targets the liver meridian
- Sphinx Pose: Lie on your stomach and prop yourself up on your forearms with your 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.
- Caterpillar Pose: Sit with your legs straight out in front of you and fold forward, reaching your hands towards your feet. If you can’t reach your feet, use props for support. Stay in this pose for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch in your hamstrings and lower back.
- Twisted Root Pose: Sit with your legs crossed and your right foot outside of your left thigh. Twist your torso to the right and place your left hand on your right knee. Hold for 2-3 minutes, then switch sides and repeat.
- Dragon Pose: From a lunge position, place your right foot outside of your right hand. Lower your back knee to the ground and walk your hands forward, coming down onto your forearms. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, then switch sides and repeat.
- Butterfly Pose: Sit with the soles of your feet together and your knees wide apart. Fold forward, reaching your hands towards your feet or using props for support. Stay in this pose for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch in your inner thighs and hips.
- Reclined Spinal Twist: Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides. Bend your knees and bring them towards your chest. Lower both knees to one side and turn your head to the opposite side. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, then switch sides and repeat.
- These Yin yoga poses can help release tension in the liver meridian, which can support the liver’s function of detoxifying the body. Remember to breathe deeply and hold each pose for a few minutes, allowing your body to relax and release tension.