Yin yoga is all about surrender and letting your muscles relax, and yang yoga is more like your typical vinyasa flow class. When combined they compliment each other and balance out your energy. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket
Great class! Thank you!
I like the sequence of this class and the intention to follow the yang poses with yin poses. I'm glad I read the comments in advance so that I was aware this video doesn't build in the full recommended time for the yin poses. I got a lot of benefit from holding the yin poses for the recommended time (3 minutes on each side for each of the first 2 yin poses; 5 minutes on each side for the third and final yin pose)--far more benefit than if I'd held the poses for only the time actually allotted in the video--so I thought I'd share my technique in case it helps others get the same benefit.
- When the class transitioned from yang to yin, I put my laptop computer (showing the video) and my smartphone (with the timer) on the floor next to my mat, within easy reach.
- I turned off the screen-lock/screensaver on my phone and preset a timer for 3 minutes.
- As soon as I got situated in each pose, I started the timer.
- I let the video keep running until David said to come out of the pose, which was after about 40 seconds to one minute.
- Then I paused the video and stayed in the pose until my timer went off.
- When my timer went off, I started the video again.
I repeated this process 6 times (3 poses x 2 sides), changing the timer to 5 minutes for the last yin pose. Ideally, the class wouldn't require this extra effort/fuss on the part of the student, so each person will have to make the decision whether the extra effort/fuss is worth it. If you want more of a seamless yin practice, with more unbroken relaxation and less effort, this class probably is not for you.
Two other comments I forgot to write earlier:
1. If you want to spend the extra time on the yin poses, I'd suggest budgeting at least 70 minutes for the class (instead of the 52 minutes in the class description).
2. If you want a full savasana, budget even more time, as this class ends somewhat abruptly after getting you into the pose.
Loved the balance of yin and yang! Got a bit of sweat going on and warmed up before David got me stretched out. Was so into the shavasanna, didn't even realize the video ended!! Lovely class!!!
This is mainly yang (vinyasa) with a bit of yin at the end. If you really want a yin class, try a different one.
This could've been a great class if the yin postures were actually held for 3-5 minutes. Having to pause the video and time myself between postures ruined the little bit of yin for me.
It was a good class however I wish he wouldnt have asked the audience to use a timer. I was also not expecting it to be that “yang”. Was waiting more like half yin and half yang.
Love the way the sequence start with Yin poses and gradually to dynamic vinyasa flow Yang poses then back to calming Yin poses again. Awesome !
Good Class didnt know what to expect tho , didnt realize it would be more yang than yin
Started a little late in the evening. Im glad I did it anyway and stayed with it.
Fun, well-paced sequences that gave a great stretch. Perfect after a day in an airplane! Would have loved those extra few minutes to make it a full hour -- maybe in holding the yin poses for the whole 3 minutes instead of asking the audience to use a timer. The arm balance kind of came out of nowhere, but the scaffolding toward parvrita was awesome.
I love the mix of yang and yin yoga.
Loved how the class shifted from a slow paced, still quite challenging sequence, to some very soothing final poses. Really leaves you feeling good!
Thank yo David!
Awesome~! thanks David
Good class, joined through a living social deal and finally redeemed my membership. Glad I did, I was in the car for 7 hours today and doing this class helped me move and restore my posture!
This was my first 50 something minutes class, usually I take max 30 min, hence I get bored to do it along. I like that class is different from other classes: switches from flow to stillness. Thanks!
I subscribe to the yoga collective but have done the classes so many times I know them by heart. I'm self taught and this was the first class I tried. I really liked the variations. Something new and different and challenging. I could do everything but the handstand. The only thing I wish for with a 50 min class that moves into vinyasa flow building heat pretty quickly would be a little warm up or breathing to set intention for the practice, etc. Single pigeon would have been nice for me during yin part since I have tight hips but I will most definitely be doing this class multiple times. I feel great afterwards. Namaste.
Fun sequencing. Thanks!
Great class, very balanced, which is what I love in a yoga class!
Wasn't sure what to expect . After some good poses and lots of flow we did the yin part. Was awesome! Just brought everything together and made me feel balanced inside and out. Definitely ready for the day!
lovely practice! Namaste
This is my favorite set of sequences on the entire site. This gives you a little bit of everything all in under an hour. I feel like a million bucks when Im done! Thanks again David for another fantastic class!
love his sequencing!!! What a great class!
Great class, the flow was amazing and the asana cues were wonderful!
Loved this practice! I really enjoyed the combination of the vigorous (never ending ;) chaturangas followed by the Yin Yoga! Wow. Very well done.
Good class. Love David Kim.
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