When I am not working on strength and cardio with Kat, I go to Kassandra Reinhardt’s YouTube channel, aptly named “Yoga with Kassandra”. Kassandra has a calm and soothing energy. Her videos contain just the right amount of educated explanations of the poses, and she has a wide assortment of videos in styles such as Power, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga.
Yin Yoga is a slow-moving practice where you typically stay in poses anywhere from a minute to 5 minutes. Because of this, it’s not for everyone. Some people can find it boring. I have found Yin Yoga to be an integral part of any fitness routine. While strength and cardio focus on main muscle groups, Yin Yoga focuses on strengthening the joints connective tissues. This is important for increasing flexibility and mobility, which in turn, improves any other workouts. The 10-minute video below is Kassandra going into depth about Yin.
One of my favorite series of hers is Chakra Yoga. In a Yin style sequence, Kassandra aims to balance each of the 7 chakras with specific poses. She couples this with affirmations that pertain to the respected chakra. I personally like this because my mind tends to wander during my practice, but when I am silently repeating an affirmation, it’s easier to stay centered. If you are unfamiliar with the chakra system, I will briefly summarize. The chakra system is one of many energetic systems in the body, originating from India. There are 7 nodules, wheels, or energy centers, that house specific types of energy. These centers can become blocked or unbalanced which causes certain emotional reactions. You can click here to read what those reactions are. You can help balance the chakras with color therapy, sound therapy, yoga, food, and more. This series offers a well-rounded approach to balance the chakras in a relaxing and healing way.
Another great thing about Kassandra is she just launched an Online Yin Yoga teaching program, and she hosts international yoga retreats.
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