This is New! Try out the Playlists at The Yin Yoga Channel

The Yin Yoga Channel is a YouTube site dedicated to explaining the main postures of Yin Yoga. You will find video descriptions of asanas, meditation, shavasana and there are also videos of the poses performed, so that you can do the postures along with the video. You may want to watch the asanas explained video before viewing and doing the asana performed video. We have linked the asana performed videos into playlists so that you can do a full class via YouTube. Just select the theme you like and the time you have available, click and … viola! … a full Yin Yoga class on YouTube. 

There are only a couple of dozen Yin Yoga asanas. This is a very small number compared to the many thousands of yang asanas available. [1] The number of yang flows in which all of these asanas can be combined is virtually infinite. Despite the small number of yin postures, the number of possible yin flows can also be quite large, but fortunately not many are needed to work the key areas of the body.

The flows offered in this section are just a small sampling of what is possible, but they do provide a good representation of ways to work the main yin areas of the body. Feel free to experiment with them and change them around. Find out what works for you. There are eight flows offered:

The last flow, the Yin/Yang fusion flow, is a combination of yin and yang poses woven together. There are many ways to create fusion flows. A simple way is to do the first half of your practice in yin mode, and the second half in yang mode. Or vice versa. These are just two individual, but short yoga classes combined together. More complex is to work yin and yang postures in between each other. Saul David Raye conducted the fusion flow offered here during one of his Advanced Thai Yoga Teacher Training classes. You can also experience a much more challenging fusion flow on Bryan Kest’s CD Long, Slow & Deep – Live Bootleg.

Before doing any of these flows, it is useful to reread the descriptions of the asanas you will be doing, and to check the yang counterposes. These are all found in the section on Asanas.


  1. — Krishnamacharya’s teacher, Ramamohan Brahmachari, was said to have known eight thousand asanas!

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