Any of us that teach Yin Yoga know that keeping things fresh and creative can prove difficult. We know Yin is amazing but if we're being honest, it can also be a bit boring at times! That's part of the beauty of the practice: getting comfortable in being uncomfortable, as boredom creeps in, and all the while, remaining still!
So, I've compiled a very basic list of some ways to get creative with what sometimes can feel like a limited number of Asanas to teach our students. With these variations to well-known poses, we can incorporate some uniqueness back into our Yin teaching game. Also keep in mind, the possibilities when it comes to Yin are truly endless! Don't let any limited number of basic poses restrict your sequence.
I'll even take this a step further and say, any pose you can think of that allows the muscles to relax and provides a stress, stretch, or sensation somewhere in the body is Yin. Just remember to be mindful of the intention you are setting and the meridians or joints you want to be targeting!
International Yoga Trainer,