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BENEFITS:

Mechanic:

enhance back muscles, there is also a decompression in the neck. Regulates glands such as pituitary gland, pineal gland and thyroid gland. Oxygenate the brain, deepens the breath and have a very good impact on digestion processes.

Energetic:

targets mainly lungs pathway and small and big intestines.

Mind/emotions:

calms, removes tension and chronic fatigue.

CONTRADICTIONS:

Avoid if you have high/low blood pressure. Not recommended in the later stages of pregnancy. If you feel tension in the upper face parts (e.g. eyes), withdraw from the pose.

HELP & PROPS:

Put 1 or more blankets under your shoulders (depending on your needs). If your elbows are going edgeways – make a loopwith the belt and put on the elbows, so that they are at the same distance as your shoulders.

TIME RECOMMENDED:

Three to five minutes for the beginners, minimum 5 minutes for more advanced students.

RELEASING THE POSE:

First stage is to lower the legs – put them on the wall, place backward or put on a chair. Take off the belt (if you were using it) and slowly put legs and loins on the flor. Relax in Savasana and relax.

 

Huge inspiration in preparing yin yoga descriptions was Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier website:

with-yinyoga.com