12 Yin Yoga Poses to Awaken Dormant Energy and Recharge Your Practice

This sequence is full of hip-openers and spinal twists to help you balance energy and nourish your qi.
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Yin Yoga can help you relax and rebuild your qi.

Yin Yoga can help you relax and rebuild your qi.

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This sequence is designed to nourish and circulate your qi. If this energy is stagnant (you feel stressed, irritable, and your body feels tense, achy, or painful), this sequence will help you relax so that your qi circulates more freely. If your qi is deficient (you have low energy, a weak voice, tendency to easily catch colds, and poor digestion), this sequence will help to rebuild it.

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