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Wall Yin

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A quiet Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark practice using the wall. This is a gentle way to get into our deeper connective tissues and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest system).

Note: for the Wall Arch, which is an inversion, people with high blood pressure, neck issues, women in their moon cycle, and anyone with diabetes or glaucoma may choose to skip this pose and do the Wall Caterpillar for a second time.

This class is accompanied by the healings sounds of crystal bowls.


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sallyskr1, posted on July 28, 2016

Loved the class but didn't appreciate all the chatter and singing bowl.

klrollag, posted on January 12, 2016

The downside on online yoga is when a class stalls and you can't get it restarted. It leaves a very unsatisfactory feel to the practice. Happened today during seal pose. Not a good pose to stay in indefinitely. :) (I survived.) On the positive, your classes are my favourites. I LOVE yin and wish there were more yin classes available. It's just frustrating when technology doesn't cooperate.

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bernieclark, posted on January 13, 2016

I am sorry about your technical difficulties. If they continue to happen, please contact the technical desk to get it resolved. I am glad that you are enjoying the yin-experience! Cheers, Bernie

cherylselig1, posted on March 9, 2015

Loved doing it all on the wall. It felt so centering, thank you!!!!

woodmouth, posted on October 3, 2014

nice class

Rusz, posted on March 27, 2014

@bernieclark This is perfect. Thank you.

bernieclark, posted on March 27, 2014

@Rusz I wish I could remember too, but I am not sure in which video do I say what. However, you can refer your friends to an article I wrote on this topic. It is on my web site, www.yinyoga.com in the Newsletters; http://www.yinyoga.com/newsletter5_yinside_of_breathing.php. I hope this helps. Cheers, Bernie

Rusz, posted on March 27, 2014

This is an all time favorite video.

I have done many of your videos and love the narrations provided during the long yin asanas, especially those relating to the reasons why yoga is holistic but is to be respected.

In one of your videos you told a story about breathing relating it to monks and other populations that have great control over their lungs and the positive health effects it has on the levels of O2 and the heart.

Yesterday in yoga class I referenced your story and my yoga teacher wanted to know more.

Can you guide me to that video again?

Thank you very much.

bernieclark, posted on January 22, 2014

@yoga4all Hi Julie - yes, all this and much more. You can read my article on the difference between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga here: http://www.yinyoga.com/newsletter13_restorativeyin.php. See you soon! (ps- feel free to email me directly at Bernie@yinyoga.com, if you have other questions about the training.)

yoga4all, posted on January 22, 2014

Hi Bernie - I'm doing a lot of your on-line classes in prep for yin ytt in feb. I wonder if you are going to cover the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga as this wall yin felt a lot like a restorative yoga class (except for sphinx-seal pose) to me. Also will we be covering some of the science you mention about breathing the CO2 and O2 balance., the difference between yin & yang tissues in the body? I'm really enjoying this aspect and would also love if you include the endocrine system too. So much to learn! Blizzard here in Nova Scotia today - perfect for indoor yin practice! Julie Palmer juliepalmer@eastlink.ca www.yoga4all.ca

bernieclark, posted on December 18, 2013

@crmavb I am glad you are enjoying these classes. Unfortunately I do not have an outline of this particular practice any longer, so I would have to walk through the whole video to note the names of each poster, which I am sure you can do as easily. However, you may want to also look at this page on my website where I describe the various Wall Yin postures in more detail. Cheers, Bernie http://www.yinyoga.com/ys2_2.

crmavb, posted on December 17, 2013

Hello and thank you Bernie, I love your classes. Please could you write down the names of the poses and the order they came in so I can use it for practice when unable to connect online.

racheldubois, posted on April 11, 2013

As we've done all the other yin yoga sessions many many times it was great to discover this one. Thank you.

BlueRidge, posted on December 26, 2012

Wonderfully calming

CuriousDoodles, posted on February 15, 2012

Wonderful class! Feeling calm and open. For whatever reason I was able to go way farther than normal in the caterpillar pose.

heidrunjacobi, posted on July 14, 2011

Amazing! I feel wonderful after doing this. i also really enjoy the scientific and meditative insights Bernie offers throughout the video. Hope to see a lot more videos from him!!

shajorah, posted on June 15, 2011

I really enjoyed this. Thank you!

bernieclark, posted on June 6, 2011

In the Yin Yoga style, we try to relax our muscles as much as we can, which allows the stress of the pose to soak into the deeper, connective tissues. So, just allow your feet to relax - they will go wherever they go and that is fine.

mark092974, posted on June 6, 2011

Hi Bernie,

Sorry for all of the questions. Should the feet be in flexion during the poses where legs are up the wall?

bernieclark, posted on June 1, 2011

This flow could be great for your wife especially in the first 2 trimesters, but she may wish to skip the inversion (the Wall Arch) at the end. Also, she may want to support her lower back, maybe with a folded blanket. When she is in her last trimester, lying for long periods on her back may no longer be a good idea, so at that point this flow may no longer be appropriate.

mark092974, posted on May 31, 2011

Hi Bernie,

Would this practice be good for my pregnant wife? She likes the static positions more than a "flow".

mark092974, posted on May 14, 2011

Thanks Bernie.

bernieclark, posted on May 12, 2011

It is normal, for you! That's the key, every body is different so every experience will be different. Compression is not bad, all tissues need some compression once in a while (that is why massage is so nice). Painful compression is bad, but painful anything is bad. You may have reached a limit due to the compression you are feeling. If you like, you could try to go deeper by moving your knees wider apart and try go around the compression. Play with it a bit: maybe angle your feet/knees out a bit. Cheers!

mark092974, posted on May 12, 2011

I feel it in the front of my hips, almost a compression. Is that normal?

bernieclark, posted on May 7, 2011

In Yin Yoga, there are some generally targeted area where we would like to focus on in a pose, but really what is important is what you are actually feeling. Everybody is different: so - let me ask you, "what are you feeling?" Some people feel this in the groins (adductors), others feel it on the outside of the hips. A few people may feel in the lower back/sacrum area. As long as you are feeling it, you are doing it, but remember, it should never be painful. Juicy, yes. Pain, no.

mark092974, posted on May 7, 2011

I really enjoy that Bernie, I appreciate you sharing it. I'm not sure if you ever review the comments but what should I be "feeling" during the wall squat?

emr3857, posted on April 8, 2011

Really nice. I love Bernie.

Abeclau, posted on January 19, 2011

Love your videos. Thank you!

veda, posted on November 7, 2010

This was both challenging and relaxing, the poses are held to a length that you are able to bring your breath to a natural state of being and your muscles give in to the poses...thank you, Bernie, you have just the right speaking tone and keep me interested, learning and relaxed.

verydeep1, posted on October 8, 2010


Durga, posted on October 1, 2010

Your lessons inspire, challenge and heal both body and mind, Bernie. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us all.

gaijin, posted on September 27, 2010

This is the most relaxing video. I really like it!

mariliamello, posted on September 24, 2010

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

destin, posted on September 24, 2010

Love all your videos, Bernie. Thank you!

destin, posted on September 24, 2010

Love all your videos, Bernie. Thank you!

bpinto, posted on September 24, 2010

thanks bernie, I love yin yoga especially leaning towards the wall. what a relief for the body . blanche.

anitaenjo, posted on September 23, 2010

Thank you, I love it.

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