Yin yoga sequence that targets the stomach meridian
- Caterpillar Pose: Begin seated with your legs stretched out in front of you. Slowly fold forward over your legs and allow your hands to rest wherever is comfortable. Hold for 3-5 minutes, breathing deeply and feeling the stretch in the backs of your legs and along your spine.
- Saddle Pose: Sit on your heels and slowly lower your torso back towards the floor, allowing your hands to rest behind you. Stay in this pose for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch along the front of your body from your thighs to your chest.
- Sphinx Pose: Lie on your belly with your forearms propped up and your elbows under your shoulders. Hold for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch along the front of your body.
- Thread the Needle Pose: From all fours, slide your right arm under your left arm and lower your right shoulder to the floor. Hold for 2-3 minutes, feeling a stretch along the right side of your torso. Repeat on the other side.
- Butterfly Pose: Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together and your knees out to the sides. Hold your feet or ankles and gently press your knees down towards the floor. Hold for 3-5 minutes, feeling a stretch in your hips and inner thighs.
- These Yin yoga poses can help to stimulate the stomach meridian, which can support digestion and relieve digestive discomfort. Remember to breathe deeply and hold each pose for a few minutes, allowing your body to relax and release tension.