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Yin Yoga for the Four Quadrants of the Legs

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This yin yoga class with Bernie Clark will work the four sides of the thighs: the tops (quads), the inner thighs (adductors), those stubborn hamstrings and the outer hips (glutes and IT band.)

This may be great for people who are really active: runners, bikers, sports enthusiasts like hockey players, basketball, soccer, etc. These are the folks who tend to get really tight in the big leg muscles.

Make sure you have something to sit on, and a block or bolster to use during the practice.

Contraindications: This practice should be accessible to virtually anyone, but for anyone with knee issues, care should be taken when we do external rotation of the hips as pressure can move down into the knees. Also, since we will be doing a lot of seated flexion poses, people with lower back disorders where flexion in contraindicated may want to modify the poses as described in the video (sit on a cushion for sure!) Cow Face Pose - Gomukhasana, Half Twist Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana, Cobra Pose- Bhujanghasana, Pigeon Pose - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Upward Facing Dog Pose - Urdha Mukha Svanasana, Head to Knee Pose - Janu Sirsasana

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Bernie Clark

Location:  Vancouver, CA

Bernie Clark has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. He has a bachelor degree in Science from the University of Waterloo and combines his intense interest in yoga with an understanding of the scientific approach...