Yin Yoga – Shoelace Pose

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The shoelace pose is a great way to get into the muscles and fascia in hips, butt and IT band, which can feel cursed in our culture because of all of the sitting in chairs we do.

Because the muscles and fascia in the hips are so dense they really benefit from the long hold in Yin Yoga. The hips and the butt being chronically tight can be one of the causes of misalignments of the spine and can lead to back pain.

If you sit at a desk all day, then doing this pose daily would not be too often! Practicing this pose regularly can keep you from becoming a tight ass 😉

In the video below, I’ll walk you through the complete ‘how-to’ of shoelace pose including options for those of you with knee issues.

Happy Practicing



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    […] If your front knee doesn’t like this pose, sometimes moving the knee towards the mid-line of the body can take the pressure off. If it still hurts you’ll want to skip this pose and choose a different hip opener like shoelace pose. […]

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