Summer Yin Restorative Practice Video
Summer Yin Restorative Practice

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Summer Yin Restorative Practice

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In the Five Elements Chinese system, summer is a time to nourish the heart, small intestines, spleen, and pancreas. In Ayurveda, summer is devoted to Pitta, which regulates the blood. With increased outdoor activity in summer, we circulate more blood through the heart. Also, the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables of summer allows us to consume more raw foods and the warmer climate allows us to slow down and surrender to joy in the present moment. To synchronize the body and mind with these beautiful changes occurring during summer, this Yin practice is devoted to soothing poses that open the chest, lungs, and arms, which contain the meridian lines that connect to the organs.


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NicoleUrdang, posted on July 18, 2016

Excellent twisting and forward folding practice to quiet all that summer heat.

silvernel, posted on August 29, 2015

This is a nice way to wind down after work. The stretches feel great and they calm me down. I also appreciate the explanations about how the movements intertwine with ayurvedic practices.

diarrass, posted on August 4, 2015

Thank you Melina. I really enjoyed a class I took with you in the Spring of 2014. This video brings for very wonderful memories. Your yoga classes are calming and very therapeutic.

rllewellyn, posted on June 6, 2015

This is 20 minutes of awesome. :)

energiayoga, posted on November 24, 2014

Thanks Melina. Felt great.

Laneys22, posted on August 2, 2014

Really challenged my patience and made my mind and body slow down. Thank you for a very retlorative practice!

kpieczyn, posted on July 27, 2014

Thank you so much. I woke up feeling tight and this was perfect for me. I was able to still get on the mat and in 20 min feel better.

66Rose, posted on July 20, 2014

Loved this Class! A Perfect amount time to feel so energized and peaceful!

Chloeclover, posted on July 19, 2014

This is such a beautiful practice Melina. Thankyou for bringing the focus inward and emphasizing the breath. Namaste!

sabineschulte, posted on July 12, 2014

Wow - what a great meditative practice! I actually DO feel restored…..and that after only 20 min. :-) Amazing! THANK YOU, Melina! Namaste!

silvernel, posted on July 12, 2014

I've been enjoying the whole seasonal Ayurvedic series. This one is particularly restful. Thanks!

cbchameleon, posted on May 5, 2014

Wow! That was the fastest 20 minutes ever

Chris1_2, posted on April 30, 2014

I enjoyed the asana practice and especially the commentary on the Ayurvedic principles governing the body during the summer. thank you!

cateash_2, posted on September 27, 2013

Very nice practice than you!

yogapazzo, posted on September 15, 2013

Lovely practice, calming & soothing, pretty music.

christineb_2, posted on September 4, 2013

Such a great practice to get back into the flow and really appreciate the gentle massage and movements to the body. Namaste.

chirunner, posted on August 20, 2013

A beautiful restorative practice; just what I was looking for after a very stressful day. Thank you.

mavis1uk, posted on July 21, 2013

Thank you. My back ache has now gone after this short practice. This was just what I needed.

KateTT, posted on July 10, 2013

This felt great after a hard workout in the morning and sitting at my desk all day. Ahhh.

KellyMichelle, posted on July 4, 2013

Well I woke up with 80% of my symptoms gone... sleep and a good practice make all the difference in the world!

christineb_2, posted on July 3, 2013

That was a fantastic practice! The positions and breath with the length of time they were held were just perfect. I felt so refreshed and present at the end of the practice. Namaste!

KellyMichelle, posted on July 3, 2013

Thank you for this video. In the winter time I can usually "break" a cold or a sickness by doing your winter yin practice, but this is the first time I've been sick in the summer in years. I was going to do the winter yin when I saw this, and though it's similar it is absolutely perfect for summer. The "sick aches" in my back are all gone and I do feel better... after a 20 minute video, who'd have thought :) Thank you so so so so much. I'm going to drink a whole bunch of water to flush it out and get a good night's sleep - i'll check in tomorrow and let you know if I was able to shake the whole cold. Thank you again!

yin4ever, posted on June 23, 2013

oops... typo.. meant "divine!! ...of course! :)

yin4ever, posted on June 23, 2013

love this. Always wish Melina's yin classes were longer to about 45-60 mins! That would be so define!

Crystal32, posted on June 22, 2013

I loved this practice! I feel so delicious now. Her voice was calming and clear, her guidance connected deeply with me. Thank you!

michelletrantina, posted on June 22, 2013

Hi @cgeyer
You could really do it either way. Personally, I'd do the Vinyasa practice before the yin-restorative.
Michelle and the MYO team.

cgeyer, posted on June 22, 2013

If I want to combine this yin practice with the Summer Vinyasa practice, which should I do first?

Angeles_2, posted on June 19, 2013

Love It! Thank you

Cyndrz, posted on August 11, 2012

Love this teacher. What a calming voice.

maria-guenther, posted on August 20, 2012

Perfect on a hot summer day.

OctoberMiss, posted on July 11, 2012

Very Calming and restful i love this video :)

carolinenuttall, posted on June 5, 2012

Love this practice! Is it a problem to experience some loss of feeling in some poses? My feet get tingly in the final child's pose variation, and sometimes my arms get tingly in the twisting pose. Just go with it, or modify?

MallinaCashew, posted on February 1, 2012

I didn´t realize it would be so meditative... to my pleasant surprise! It was exactly what I needed. Thank You! Namaste

myouser27225, posted on September 5, 2011

Excellent! Thank you! I especially LOVE the heart warming digestive pose :) It's incredible! I can really feel the heat and fire in my belly as my digestive organs work in full flow* What a beautiful sensation! Thank you! XX

Tata, posted on August 22, 2011

This short practice has given me such a mental relief and the piece of mind after a very stressful day - many thanks and please make more videos of this kind!

anasol13, posted on June 18, 2011

meditative and beautiful! thank you so much!

fongh, posted on June 18, 2011

This was just what I needed. I was prepared to teach a prenatal yoga class today but nobody showed up for class. I drove home thinking how this is a great time for me to take some time for my practice. I opened up MyYogaOnline and there this video was ready for me to experience before resuming my day. Thank you. Namaste.

flygirl13, posted on June 18, 2011

That was fabulous. I like restorative yoga a lot, but it's often hard to find it being practiced at yoga studios. And, usually when I can locate a class it's when I am at work. Or, on a Friday evening when I just want to get home or meet up with friends. Wonderful video without the use of props!

Yoganurse71, posted on June 16, 2011

Very nice short restorative practice. I especially like that It requires no props making it easy to access on the spur of the moment as needed! Thank you, plase do more!

Ren, posted on January 11, 2011

Thank you! That was a brilliant class. My back was tight and now I fell completely relaxed.

myyogaonline, posted on October 23, 2010

Hi beevon -
Melina\'s Seasonal Fall Yin Practice is scheduled to be up on the site this week.

Beevon, posted on October 23, 2010

Ahhh discovering Yin. May we have the fall class as the harvest moon is upon us.

veda, posted on October 6, 2010

This was a wonderful experience! I did this for a morning flow and it was just what I needed to begin my day. Thank you!

gaijin, posted on September 29, 2010

I like this! I'm really getting into Yin Yoga. It makes me feel great after I do it. thanks

kalimama, posted on September 14, 2010

Great class. And yes - to more classes for each season!

kcampainha, posted on September 10, 2010

I love this practice--perfect. Can we have more Yin practices like this one--perhaps one for autumn or winter? Thanks!

beyoga, posted on September 1, 2010

Beautiful yin practice for the upper body! Loved it... thank you!

aroluna, posted on August 28, 2010

more yin and restorative classes , please. I loved the two Melina's classes. thank you!

yawor72, posted on August 26, 2010

I love this. It is perfect after a session of Tui-Na when I feel sore and tight. Would love to see more Yin and Restorative practice on this site. Thank you for your offering.

johnnyangel, posted on August 8, 2010

Thank you Melina, That was a beautiful class!

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