30 Minute Yin Yoga (Relax and Stretch) Day 21 Yoga Fix 90 | Fightmaster Yoga Videos

30 Minute Yin Yoga (Relax and Stretch) Day 21 Yoga Fix 90  | Fightmaster Yoga Videos


Hi, It’s Lesley Fightmaster and welcome to your nice Sunday, or I guess it might not be Sunday, but let’s say your nice restorative practice. You’ve worked hard all week. So now we get to relax a little so take a nice comfortable seat maybe sitting on the edge of a blanket and I have available a couple of blankets and a bolster and a couple of blocks so if you have any of those get them or grab a bunch of pillows You can have your palms down to feel grounded. Or maybe your palms facing up to feel open to receive. Take a moment to check in with your body. It might have been a lot of work this week for you so see how your body is feeling. And then set an intention for your practice today. Coming into our first pose We’re going to take a baddha konasana pose So soles of the feet are together. The knees are apart. I’m putting a blanket on top of me. I’m sorry, under so I can rest on. and a block under each leg. and then just folding forward. and then once you have folded yourself forward Take a moment to get real comfortable in the pose. So maybe you need an extra blanket or maybe you need another pillow. maybe you need to turn your head to on one side as I needed to do And you just gotta let your arms hang down to the floor or whatever will feel nice. As you’re here, just gentle comfortable breathe and today instead of reading quotes throughout the whole practice I’ve had a couple comments that people would prefer some quietness Today, I’m going to get you into the poses and then I am going to be quiet I will of course have a quote at the end. Resting here. If you’d like to come in a little bit deeper maybe remove your blocks off to one side maybe if you had your head turned to one side just turn to the other side. Now just relax. Slide your hands underneath your shoulders. and slowly press yourself up Let’s move those props out of the way Just lean back and have your knees a little bit wide and just gently rock your knees from side to side. I call this windshield wipers to kind of move the body in between our poses. We’ll take the right leg in. Kind of like we just did in baddha konasana pose and the left leg out to the side. I have a blanket underneath my left knee because y left knee has a tendency to go past straight to hyperextension. so put a bolster on top of the left leg and just fold right over that leg and relax If you have some nice music you enjoy, you can play that softly in the background. Begin to slide your hands back so that you can bring yourself up to seated. And then we’ll switch sides. Bend your left knee. Left sole of the foot toward the groin and extend your right leg out to the right side. I’m putting that blanket underneath the right knee if you want a little extra support. and a bolster or a bunch of blankets on top of the leg. And then just fold over that leg. We’re in each of our poses for approximately 1 to 3 minutes. So as you come in to the pose it might take a little bit of time to work out any figiting. Once you’ve gotten that taken care of and you can relax, then just let go Resting now I’ll be back. Slowly pressing yourself back up. Move your props out of the way. Sit back and move your knees from side to side. The legs are wide. moving back and forth like windshield wipers. From here, we’re going to make our way into a child’s pose. Take a couple blankets or pillows and have them underneath your chest kind in between the thighs. If you have any knee issues, take a blanket and put them on your calves on the backs of your thighs. That’ll help the knees to relax. You can take one ear down or you can have your chin down whatever is most comfortable I am taking one ear down and then I’ll let you know when it’s time to switch. We’re going going to be here about a minute. Already time to switch to the other ear down if you are on an ear Make your way back up We’re going to come on to our bellies I like a blanket underneath the pelvis just give give a little padding there. You’re welcome to use one or not into sphinx pose. The forearms are down. Elbows are right underneath the shoulders. I have my eyes closed because I am feeling relaxed. It’s up to you. Try to keep nice and soft through the body. If you have any discomfort through your lower back instead of being up on the forearms come down lower. Take your hands next to your ribs. for cobra pose. Enjoy. Slide your hands back underneath your shoulders. Just come right back into a child’s pose. Either one ear down, or your chin, or your forehead. Whatever is most comfortable. Just for about a minute. Sliding the hands back again. Come on up out of your child’s pose. Fold your blanket in half or get a pillow to sit on the edge of. Extending the legs forward. You’re going to take the right leg over the left. The knee points forward. My left leg is forward and I have the blanket underneath the knee. Just to make sure that the knee stays comfortable and soft folding forward. You can rest a chin or an ear down. Allow everything to just become jello. Really just allow yourself to surrender. This is a little hip opening here. Making your way back up, and we’ll just switch sides putting the left leg over the right. The right leg is out straight. putting as many blankets and pillows as you like so that when you fold over you can feel comfortable and you can just release and relax. We’ll be here about three minutes. Working your way back up. Move those blankets out of the way. Lean back with the knees bent. Move those windshield wipers back and forth. Knees to one side. Knees to the other side. Coming on to your back. Let’s take happy baby pose. We’re gonna hold this one for a little bit. Maybe a minute. Maybe less. Take happy baby with the pinky toe sides of your feet and allow the knees to move down towards the armpits. as your tailbone reaches down toward the floor. If you want padding under your back. Put a blanket there. Just enjoy a nice hip opening. Releasing your happy baby. Take a nice little twist. Drop your knees over to the left Turn to look over your right shoulder. You can cross you right knee on top of the left if you want it to be a little deeper. We’ll take the knees back to center. Shift your hips off to the left a little. Let the knees drop to the right. Look over the left shoulder. You can cross the left knee on top of the right if you wish. Then just relax. From here we’re going to make our way right into savasana. I have a blanket that we’re rolling up under my knees. That feels comfortable to me. My other blanket. I’m going to make a teeny roll at the edge of it. And it just makes a little neck roll for me. Once I’ve gotten int oa comfortable position. Just relax. Quiet mind. Quiet body. Savasana. This is from the Tao De Ching. The 78th passage. The tao turns the tide and changes caterpillars into butterflies. Do you truly believe it has any less magic in store for you? Pay attention to what within you is beginning awaken. The caterpillar can feel the essence of the butterfly even before it begins to emerge. Remember butterflies are never born on the ground. This type of total transformation occurs only after an arduous climb up the trunk of the tree. And a perilous trip out on to the barest branch. Risk is the cost of anything of real value. Create your own consciousness. A protective cacoon in which you realize yourself more holy dawning as a radiant light. And awakening others in the same way. Start to move your hands and your feet. And your arms and your legs. Take a couple of deeper breathes. Bend your knees. Roll off ot your right side. Pausing a moment to honor the intention you set for your practice. Slowly begin to make your way up to seated. With the palms together, close your eyes Sit up nice and tall. Hands to our forehead to remind us to have clear and loving thoughts. Our hands to the heart center to remind us to have clear and loving intentions. Our hands to the mouth to remind us to have clear and loving communications. I honor you for your practice. Let’s send out this energy to all beings everywhere. Namaste. Thank you for joining me today. In this nice restorative practice. Tomorrow we start our fourth week. Our fourth week is more of a recovery week. It’ll be a little bit different. a little less strength in our classes, but it’ll still be there. Don’t worry. Thank you so much. Please subscribe and share this video. Push the like button and if you can make a donation. of any amount, below there is a link to make a donation. It really helps us to continue offering free yoga so we can reach as many people as possible. with our classes. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day! Bye! See you tomorrow!

99 Replies to “30 Minute Yin Yoga (Relax and Stretch) Day 21 Yoga Fix 90 | Fightmaster Yoga Videos

  1. thank you for the video i dont really have spot to do yoga we do have park but it doesnt look feel right since i'm a person of color it looks odd? lol'' thanks again best wishes Happy <3

  2. The quietness just drove me bananas I have to say… then again Yin isn't a style I really prefer… I made it to a whooping 3 minutes. I really do have some work to do on myself there.

  3. Must admit not my preferred style but it was good to get into a pose and spend the time relaxing into it, taking notice of the body and trying to consciously relax the muscles where possible. Looking forward to the stretching. Thanks

  4. This was the hardest class, for me, thus far. The easiest physically, but mentally the hardest. It was really difficult to stay in the poses for such a long time. I've been working on my patience and this was definitely a test of it. Everytime I found myself being antsy, I whispered "sabali" ("patience" in Bambara) to myself. (BTW, I love the quotes during the practice!)

  5. <3 Please don't stop talking as much throughout the classes your energy is awesome and tips always are easy to follow and helpful  🙂

  6. love the quote at the end! where can I find this transcribed? I looked up the 78th passage and it's one about water…?

  7. Reading other's comments, it's good to know that I'm not the only one who struggles with "letting go" and relaxing into the poses.  It took my a while in each pose to stop fidgeting.  This is especially true in the hamstring and hip stretches.

  8. thanks lesley for this beautiful class, i love your yoga very much, this one made me cry in the final shavasana… it was the first time for me, i have seen so many people cry in yoga classes and i never understood or felt the same… it was such a big wave of emotions…
    namaste 🙂

  9. I have a quiet mind right now. I used your restorative playlist on spotify and it was a perfect compliment to this class. The butterfly quote gave me a tear at the end. Thanks!

  10. Will I be considered lazy if I tell that I wanted this class to go on and on and on?? 😀 I saved up this class for when I knew I'd tense up and I loved it! I have my exams coming up, so is it okay to do the ones which have meditation in the 90 day yoga fix and alternate it with your quickie yoga? Thank you for today's special yin yoga session <3 Your quotes are always inspiring. Hugs 🙂

  11. Thank you, Lesley, for a wonderful class! So soothing after three weeks of following your Yoga classes and two day of seriously heavy digging in my garden over the weekend: An opportunity to thank my body and infuse some restorative energy into my aching joints :). Feeling great and refreshed now. Namaste!

  12. Wow! This was one of the hardest videos yet. It's so challenging to just let go and relax. Thanks for helping me try 😉

  13. Namaste. I am keeping the restorative sessions for Mondays, after a hard start of the week, perfect to relax and sink to sleep.

  14. Hello lesley…i hv just fallen in LOVE and more LOVE and more LOVE…each time i practice with you,,,and your angelic aura pulls me back to you more and more…your practice is always well explained and with alternative poses..and it has always helped me to grow inside out …i have not attended much of yoga classes in person or under any guru…but for me you are my GURU..i thank GOD for making me come across such a wonderful TEACHER,,THANKYOU( is just a understatement,,for what you are doing)..and one more thing,,the quotes at the end of your videos ,,,are just superb and soulful…keep them coming..LOVE YOU ,,,,NAMASTE

  15. Hello lesley ,,,please can you share the book name from which you read the butterfly thing.thankyou 🙂

  16. I was surprised at how challenging it was for me to hold still during some of those poses lol great practice Thank You:)

  17. This was hands down my favorite video of yours that I've seen so far. I love the yin style, and I really love the silence during poses. Soooo nice to be able to listen to my music while doing yoga-any chance you can do more videos like this?

  18. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Great practice. I have a quick question. I am looking to invest in a bolster and possibly some yoga blankets especially doing this 90 day program. Where can I go to purchase these items at a nominal rate?

  19. this type of yoga is hardest for me so I usually avoid it. today I was grateful for it as the slowing down and finding support in the poses allowed me to get my upper body off the floor in sphinx pose. I was so surprised, at the end of the session I tried it again without the blanket and got up. thank you

  20. why this class was hard but helpful= it was hard because keeping my mind quiet was not something that i could do easily, however i focused on breathing and tried to bring my mind back and keep it quiet.it was helpful because body got to rest and relax and helped me realize that my mind is very active. nonetheless done with 3 weeks and looking forward to the remaining weeks. thank you for wonderful classes and namaste!

  21. Beautiful relaxing practice, just what I need on Saturday..
    Thank you my Sweetest Love Lesley..
    Love You so much! <3
    Btw, I feel the calling to do the Kuldalini Yoga teaching trainer. If You know of any place that it would be good around Europe?
    Thanks love

  22. …was a hard one for me today! I've been skipping this one and been all the way to the 29 before I decided tonight to give the "relax and strech" a chance. Felt I needed it realy bad. But I had a really hard time letting myself relax. My mind would'nt give it up! Thank
    you Leslie for giving me the opportunity to discover how bad I need to let go 😉

  23. Amazing how hard it is to stay that still, but the benefits are incredible. Thank you, Lesley for spreading peace through Yoga

  24. I was a complete yoga novice and started yr 30 challenge this year and am now on day 21 of 90! I am a 42yr old mum of 3 girls, young women now actually! 🙂 and we are all at different stages of yr practice. I struggle with some of the arm balances and haven't mastered the head or handstands yet but I really love yr workouts. These relaxing ones are strangely some of the hardest, I find it sooo difficult to not relax and not be thinking of all sorts of other things?! I really missed yr talking and quotes today tho, the silence was harder! We are loving yr yoga, thank you from the UK 🙂

  25. I feel like I am enjoying better the second time of YF90 than the first time, it's wierd but it makes me glad that I am doing it again

  26. I completely bailed on this and did a flexibility video instead. But maybe I'll try this before bedtime. 🙂

  27. Great practice to do after a nice jog around the lake here in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick. Thank you again 🙂

  28. I like the idea (lack of a better word) of this class but I struggled with it. my flexibility is improving but I still have to use my arm strength to pull my belly towards my legs. I used pillows but was unable to "relax into the poses". my body doesn't tolerate cold stretching (yet!). Should I add a routine before this type of practice or be more forceful in the poses? Thanks you once again for sharing this practice:)

  29. This girl is my absolute favorite, her videos are amazing and she has helped me transform my body within these last few months. Thank you Lesley for making your videos!

  30. It was a lovely practice, so relaxing. I teach Hatha and just started with Yin and never get round to my own Yin practice so this was great to be on the receiving end. Thankyou!

  31. I'm about to start this video, and I have been practicing yoga with your channel since the new year. I just wanted to say thank you, your videos have helped me find some internal peace and my grounded self again. thank you do much ♡

  32. This was a wonderful calming session, and still including a good stretch as well. I'm so ready for tomorrow, whatever it may bring <3

  33. Hey Lesley, I was wondering if you have any classes or could make a class focused on stretching before a long drive? I tend to drive a lot because my favorite people live up to 8 hours away and I always feel tense before and after, with pain in my back and butt. I would love to go into a long drive with a stretch in those areas. 🙂

  34. Hi Lesley, thanks for this class and all the work you do to share yoga – so very appreciated. <3 What version of the Tao Te Ching did you read from? I didn't recognise that passage and it was lovely, so would like to look up that translation. Much love to you. Xx

  35. I rarely leave comments but this was a very beautiful practice 🙂 Thank you for putting so much care to your videos!

  36. Could you share the source of the quote in this video? I swear you said Tao Te Ching chapter 78 but that's not it and I can't find any kind of a butterfly passage in the Tao. Thank you!

  37. Lovely class again! I missed the qoutes though. Luckily I was listening to some really nice opera music that made me relax 🙂

  38. Hi Lesley!
    Thank you so much for sharing your yoga with all of us! You are a part of my daily yoga practice 🙂 Your yoga makes me feel so good physically and mentally!!!! Perhaps you could do a yoga sequence for anxiety/stress relief at some point! I'm struggling so much with anxiety lately, coming off of anxiety medication and trying to find tools to help me. Just a suggestion for people like me 🙂
    Thanks again ,Lesley. You are making a world of difference for thousands of people.
    Natalie Dols

  39. Can someone type the entire quote pls? I am not a native english speaker. I don t jnderstand a couple of words. Thanks!

  40. Thanks Lesley. I would prefer some more talking through the sequences as it helps me to concentrate on my breathing, what I'm actually doing and keep me present. However, I understand some might not feel the same!

  41. These are always hard for me. My mind moves too much and too fast. But it is nice to do- even if my 3 year old is draped all over me the whole time. He's just helping me deepen my stretch, right?

  42. It's so hard for me to allow myself to do yin yoga. I can do power HIIT yoga's all day every day, but to hold a pose for a long time hahahaha! Thank you for helping me for this challenge.. also I love your quotes and stories while holding the poses!!

  43. Thank you so much! Would you write the name and author of the text you red at the end? It was amazing. Thanks again!

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