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Yin Yoga for Spring

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In the Five Element Chinese system, spring is a time to nourish the liver and gallbladder organs. These organs do many helpful things for our health including filtering toxins from the external environment and our food, as well as assisting in the breaking down of fats in the body. In general, winter is a time when the liver and gallbladder get overloaded, especially in our culture that emphasizes extra socializing, large meals and decreased exercise during the dark winter months. To restore balance after winter and begin your spring cleanse, these Yin poses taught by Melina Meza will channel liver chi through the inner legs and gallbladder chi through the outer leg meridians.


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genevieveofthewell, posted on August 5, 2015

Are the benefits of this practice to the liver and gallbladder also effective well into the summer or other seasons if we feel these organs need extra support/care? Thank you for this beautiful video.

dalenewman, posted on May 9, 2015

I turn to this lovely practice when I've overindulged in large meal or just feel sluggish. I enjoy listening to Melinas voice and gentle guidance. Would love to know more about the nutritionist she mentioned, and his approach to nutrition. Thanks Melina.

shannonzoia, posted on August 9, 2015

The nutritionist Melina mentions is Elson M. Haas. I recommend his book Staying Healthy with Nutrition as a reference book in all households. His book Staying Healthy with the Seasons is a great book if you are wanting to learn more about seasonal practices. Namaste.

NicoleUrdang, posted on May 6, 2015

arwen_2, posted on March 23, 2015

Any advice on finding a trustworthy Ayurvedic practitioner?

houseofseven, posted on September 17, 2014

Hi Melina,
Thank you for another beautiful class.
Could you please give me the name of the nutritionist that you mention in this class?
kind regards,
Robyn x

kailynyoga, posted on May 10, 2014

very nice practice. thank you

Delbi, posted on April 3, 2014

What a wonderful practice after Zumba. Thank you!

youdee, posted on June 27, 2013

Nice. Thanks so much!

stefieperk, posted on June 4, 2013

melina - you rock! namaste

bonniekayser, posted on May 21, 2013

So perfect a release of the day! I'm quite ready to sleep now. Thank you, Melina. I always enjoy your sequencing, intentions and themes.

aliciawright, posted on May 15, 2013

Just what I needed today for my morning practice. Thank you!

dpcssn, posted on April 19, 2013

loved this, thank you so much. hope to see much, much more from you, particularly all levels and/or beginner. namaste

stefieperk, posted on April 10, 2013

i love melina! love all your work, your style, knowledge, presence, pace. hope to see more videos from you! thank you so much. namaste.

Hippiechickbarbie70, posted on April 3, 2013

Wow didn't realize how tight my hips were until I held these poses for so long LOL thank you!!!

Asbkitty, posted on April 3, 2013

I always find it hardest to let go in yoga classes such as this. When I am doing a fast paced practice, I have no trouble at all. Sometimes it is hard for me to let my mind focus on nothing. This practice had great hip openers in it and was a great wind down from a sweaty practice. I will try this video again in the future and hopefully I will slowly learn how to let go in some of my slower practices.

AmandaRuffini, posted on March 26, 2013

Amazing hip openers, I feel much less tension in my lower back! Thank you, Melina! Namaste

lavender65, posted on March 25, 2013

Melina.... intense...perfect...thank you. m.

Redhotyogi, posted on July 4, 2012

A lovely end to a busy day. Namaste!

NaturalYogi, posted on March 2, 2012

I really liked it, but for some reason all these "Yin Yoga" classes bring up a lot of emotions for me - mostly irritability and anxiety. But afterwards I feel good. Do you know why that is?

yogajac, posted on September 7, 2011

Hi Michelle,
Thank you so much for your response. Glad to hear.

michelletrantina, posted on September 6, 2011

Hi yogajac,
I'll answer this for Melina ;)
Yes, this practice is definitely appropriate before bedtime. Yin Yoga is very grounding, soothing, helps to clear the mind and definitely facilitates R&R.
Happy practicing!

yogajac, posted on September 4, 2011

Is it ok to do this before bed? Just wanting to make sure it won't keep me awake! Thanks

mrenkow, posted on July 10, 2011

4 stretches on each side for 3 minutes each.... hip opener, not a workout per se..... class would be good post workout

Yogateacher2, posted on July 3, 2011

Love the class. Always leaves me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

josja, posted on June 9, 2011

Tried this tonight after a heavy workout session in the gym, wonderful.. Never practiced Yin before, but will do it more often now.

bonniekayser, posted on April 11, 2011

This practice pairs beautifully with your spring vinyasa session. Both have inspired me to learn more about ayurvedic science, and consider ways of nutritionally supporting a spring "cleanse".

AUM, posted on April 11, 2011

It's incredible, that after this deep yet simple practice I feel so rejuvenated and at peace. I really enjoy your narration about out inherent connection to nature and the seasons. I also felt inspired by the information about the meridians, the liver, and the gall bladder. So beautiful all the many ways bits of nature and ourselves are interconnected.

janis_2, posted on April 2, 2011

Melina thank you very much after doing a Astanga practice tis morning and doing this at evening time was just what I needed Namaste j Yin is awonderful practice everyone should have apractice of Yin !! they don't know what there missing,,I guess more for us !!!!

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