Yin yoga sequence that targets the small intestine meridian
- Saddle Pose: Begin seated on your shins, and slowly lower your hips towards the floor, keeping your toes tucked under. Allow your arms to rest behind you, and hold for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch in your thighs and lower back.
- Dragonfly Pose: Sit with your legs extended out in front of you, and then widen your legs as much as is comfortable. Fold forward over your legs, and hold for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch along the inside of your legs.
- Shoelace Pose: Sit with your right knee bent and your right foot under your left thigh. Then cross your left leg over your right, stacking your knees on top of each other. Fold forward over your legs, and hold for 2-3 minutes. Repeat on the other side.
- Banana Pose: Lie on your back with your legs extended out in front of you. Shift your hips slightly to the right, and then lift your left leg up and over to the right, creating a banana shape with your body. Hold for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch along the left side of your body. Repeat on the other side.
- Caterpillar Pose: Sit with your legs extended out in front of you, and fold forward over your legs. Hold for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch in your hamstrings and lower back.
- These Yin yoga poses can help to stimulate the small intestine meridian, which can promote digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as emotional processing and letting go of mental and emotional toxins. Remember to breathe deeply and hold each pose for a few minutes, allowing your body to relax and release tension.