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Sometimes, you crave an energy-boosting, fast-paced practice. And other times, you’re searching for a gentler flow—and Yin Yoga fits the bill. In a Yin Yoga practice, you’ll hold postures for a longer period of time, letting your body truly settle into each movement. These soothing sequences are exactly what your stress-ridden body needs right now (trust me). Whether you only have 10 minutes to practice or have set aside an hour of your time, we’ve rounded up six calming Yin Yoga YouTube practices that you can turn to whenever need some rest, relaxation, and deep breathing.
See also: 72 Ways to Say “Relax” in Yin Yoga
6 Yin Yoga practices to bookmark now
A 30-minute practice for rest and restoration
In this 30-minute practice from Travis Eliot, you’ll be guided through a series of calming postures. Through deep breaths and long holds, you’ll be able to fully let go of any tension or stress you’re holding onto. Accompanied by calming background music, this practice is a great flow to squeeze into any stressful day. After this sequence, you’ll feel more balanced, at ease—and ready to take on the rest of your day.
More from Travis Eliot: 10 Yin Yoga Poses to Help You Overcome Fear
A sequence to practice at the end of a long work day
Drained and exhausted after a long day of work? Whether you’ve been standing on your feet all day or sitting at a desk, this quieting Yin Yoga sequence from Yoga with Shaunneka will bring energy and space back into your depleted body. It’s the perfect way to transition into “do not disturb” mode. (Two blocks are recommended for this practice.)
A prop-free Yin Yoga full-body practice
If you find yourself holding onto stress and anxiety (and who doesn’t these days?), this 25-minute Yin Yoga practice from Juliana Spicoluk of Boho Beautiful Yoga will help you find your center and restore your body. This flow relies on the power of your breath and deep postures to give you and your body the relief you need. You’ll find yourself returning to this sequence whenever you’re looking for a slower vibe. And if you want to ramp it up a little, Boho Beautiful also offers more intense option for those who need a little more movement.
A morning Yin Yoga flow for your lower body
A Yin Yoga flow is a great way to wake up your lower body and offer those tired muscles some relief. In this 20-minute Yin Yoga practice from Yoga with Kassandra, you’ll slowly move through a series of stretches, including Agnistambhasana (Fire Log Pose) and Balasana (Child’s Pose). Note that a strap is recommended for this sequence.
A bedtime flow to wind down
This relaxing sequence from Annie Au Soulful Yin Yoga will prepare you and your body for a restful night of sleep. By soothing your mind and relaxing your physical body, you’ll drift off to sleep easily. A pillow is recommended for this sequence, which you can do in bed or on your mat. Don’t be surprised if this Yin Yoga sequence becomes a part of your nightly routine.
A Yin Yoga YouTube practice for when you’re on the go
If you find yourself traveling and without props, this Yin Yoga practice from Tamika Caston-Miller ensures that you can still practice a relief-generating sequence—even while on the go. This flow can be done anywhere, at any time. Throughout most of this flow, you’ll hold postures for five minutes. Regardless of whether you’re at home, visiting a friend, or even stuck in the airport, this practice offers you some rest, even on the most chaotic days.