Yin yoga sequence that targets the spleen meridian
- Easy Pose: Begin by sitting cross-legged with your hands on your knees or in your lap. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, feeling grounded and centered.
- Square Pose: From Easy Pose, slide your left foot under your right knee and bring your right foot in front of your left hip. If possible, stack your right ankle on top of your left knee. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch in your hips and thighs. Repeat on the other side.
- Butterfly Pose: Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together, knees bent out to the sides. Fold forward, bringing your forehead towards your feet, and stay in this pose for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch in your hips and inner thighs.
- Dragonfly Pose: Sit with your legs extended out to the sides in a wide V-shape. Fold forward, bringing your hands to the floor in front of you or using props for support. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch in your inner thighs and groin.
- Sphinx Pose: Lie on your belly and prop yourself up on your forearms, keeping your elbows under your shoulders. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch in your lower back and abdomen.
- Supine Twist: Lie on your back and bring your knees towards your chest. Lower your knees to the right and extend your left arm out to the side, looking over your left shoulder. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch in your back and abdomen. Repeat on the other side.
- These Yin yoga poses can help release tension in the spleen meridian, which can support the spleen’s function of supporting the immune system and digestion. Remember to breathe deeply and hold each pose for a few minutes, allowing your body to relax and release tension.