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Yin Yoga For Winter

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Yin Yoga For Winter

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Winter is nature's time of hibernation and retreat. The active rest phase in winter is necessary to replenish your internal batteries after the fall harvest. In the Chinese Five Elements system, winter is a time to maintain active chi flow though the kidneys and urinary bladder, the organs that primarily move water through the body. In this Yin practice, Melina will explore asanas that open the kidney meridian channels on the front of your spine, and urinary bladder channels on the back of your spine which feed into your hamstrings. By keeping the water element moving during this cold season you will feel fluid, self-expressed, and emotionally well.


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Lesleycrowe, posted on January 22, 2016

Beautiful - loved the narration. I will come back to this next Friday evening. Perfect end to the working week. :-)

valena, posted on December 27, 2015

Thank you for a beautiful winter practice!

dugganart, posted on December 22, 2015

thank you. this was the perfect way to begin again

acquisitionsalon9, posted on December 6, 2015

I finally found a yoga practice my husband and I can do together. Thank you. Namaste.

ckirkpatrick08, posted on February 23, 2015

This practice guided me to sense the warmth and illumination within. Thank you Melina !

ellen3, posted on February 1, 2015

This practice made me aware of my restlessness and tension much like a good meditation session. Power in stillness.

crysstar, posted on January 29, 2015

I love this video brings me balance after cardio workout and a very long day

dcishome, posted on January 25, 2015

So helpful in calming restlessness I feeling during the winter. Wonderful for focusing and centering the mind.

RachelS9, posted on November 20, 2014

Wonderful and so helpful as the cold sets in here in the northeast. I was looking at the green trees outside the window though and thought it would of been nice to see a wintery background. :)
Lovely class none the less.. Namaste

christineb_2, posted on February 23, 2014

What a wonderful, guided practice - really opened up areas of winter relief. Namaste.

cbmorse, posted on February 19, 2014

Wonderful, a favorite

FreedomYoga, posted on February 17, 2014

A lovely short practice...thank you Melina

rosenfeld181, posted on February 4, 2014

It was pretty good. It quit and I didn't know it was over. Typical yin in that it only had a few Poses and held for a long time.

Igraine, posted on January 22, 2014

That was great...thank you! I was feeling distraught as I am snowed in and feeling lazy. I decided a Yin WINTER practice might be just what I need. Your gentle encouragement to reflect the season gave me permission to be as quiet as I am being without feeling ill at ease.

omfairy, posted on January 10, 2014

Lovely! Just what I needed to warm up from the inside out on this winter morning.

kefawhite, posted on December 30, 2013

Hi @lawbuff824 - My Yoga Online Customer Service will be sending you some instructions to help with the streaming. Thank you.
- MYO Customer Service

ahight, posted on November 21, 2014

My video stopped throughout. Can you send me the instructions too?

teagenpaige, posted on December 29, 2013

@lawbuff824 I had the exact same issue! If you haven't already found out, beside the 'description' there is a 'toggle player' . Press that and your video will begin to load….

lawbuff824, posted on December 26, 2013

Why do the videos keep stopping a minute in??? That little circle appears and I can't get the video to start again. I've already paid so it's not that. Help please!

AWady, posted on August 18, 2013

So beautiful, thank you. A true gift.

phoebedubar, posted on August 14, 2013

Beautiful practice - I only wish I discovered it back in June (1st month of AU winter) rather than August! Looking forward to the Spring practice next month. :)

tamsynp, posted on July 30, 2013

I am really enjoying your Seasonal Yin Series, thanks :)

AmandaRuffini, posted on February 20, 2013

I enjoyed the information throughout the practice, but I found that my muscles were not adequately released by the end of the video. Perhaps a lengthened version of this practice would be more effective in my case (I came home from a hot yoga class last night and woke up with soreness everywhere!) Namaste!

tjtan, posted on February 18, 2013

Daily Calm Day 2

Karabeara, posted on January 17, 2013

Truly Amazing Melina! I loved the commentary and how you explained winter months to the T... for me at least. I am growing so much from each experience I have gone through this winter season. I feel it is making me stronger. Thank you thank you. Perfect just before a relaxing bath and bedtime!: )

BellaX, posted on December 1, 2012

I injured my right leg (fell hiking; I have a hematoma an inch below the knee, contusions from knee to the bottom of my foot in addition to a sprained knee and ankle) over 2 weeks ago hiking and haven't been able to practice or bear any movement whatsoever. This was my first attempt and it was perfect for my needs mentally and physically. I enjoyed the informative message on Ayurvedic awareness during the seasonal transition. Beautiful, Melina. Thank you.

KateTT, posted on November 30, 2012

That felt great! After sitting at my desk all day, the extended Sphinx pose was amazing. A little intense, but the more calm I got the better. Thank you.

CharlotteSingmin, posted on November 27, 2012

loved the practice, thank you!

kittenhillary, posted on November 13, 2012

Wow... that was amazing. I didn't even realise how anxious I was today until I finished and felt so calm, the long holds of poses were lovely and just what I needed, some slow intensity with some nurturing. I'm going to do this practice throughout our icy british winter, thank you. x

clarebeer, posted on April 5, 2012

so lovely, thanks Melina!!

melinameza, posted on March 5, 2012

Even though I've never lived full-time in Hawaii and don't know first hand what it's like to live without the seasons, I would still consider creating "seasonal practices" to break up the year and potential habits being formed. Perhaps the winter and summer solstice are great transition markers to inspire new themes, cleanses, and lifestyle routines? All of nature is in a constant state of renewal and change no matter where you live, hopefully remembering that will motivate you to practice new routines with the moon, seasons, or stages of life you are in.

melinameza, posted on March 5, 2012

For new Yin folks, I recommend 3 minute long holds. Months later, you might enjoying moving towards 5 minutes holds.

passionate, posted on February 26, 2012

In yin yoga is there a set time to hold each pose???

kirstenrae, posted on February 23, 2012

I love these. But I live in Hawaii. The seasons are subtle (or imagined), to say the least. Any thoughts?

sailornezy, posted on November 10, 2011

My first yin class! I feel great^^

sheri_dust, posted on April 12, 2011

As someone who spends most of her time in Winter (snowboarding) I found the information in this video very interesting and valuable as a guide to how the cold season affects my moods and energy levels. Definitely explains why I found it so much easier to practice in the summertime!!

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mizudesierto, posted on March 2, 2011

so so good. I love your concept and ideas around seasonal vinyasa. I look forward to more......

alilovesbugs, posted on February 23, 2011

Thank you. This was the perfect practice for me today :)

Skinartia, posted on February 4, 2011

Very relaxing to the point that I thought I could doze off, haha.

Yogateacher2, posted on January 30, 2011

Enjoyed it to end my weekend and calm me.

Marquis103, posted on January 27, 2011

thank you

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