Hump Day, Stress Buster, Yoga Pose... is a new series I'm starting on the blog. It's a call to calm the mind and harness peace at the apex of the weekday madness.
Every Wednesday, I'll feature, and discuss a restorative yoga pose. These are all poses that can be done safely and simply from the comfort of your home.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions.
Today's Featured Pose: Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Buddha Konasana)
Why You Need to Do It:
Reclining bound angle pose is deeply grounding. This pose opens tight hips, a place where we tend to store a lot of emotions and tension. This pose is also heart opening and relaxes the shoulders. Reclining bound angle pose eases stress and anxiety as well and is an excellent before bedtime pose.
How to get in to it:
Bring the soles of your feet together as your knees release towards the floor or mat. Your legs will make a diamond shape. If you have a bolster, (or you can use a pillow as well) place it behind you so the base of the bolster is brushing against your sacrum. You may want to place blocks beneath your knees, or books if you don’t have blocks.
How Long to Hold? :
Recline for 5-10 minutes for maximum benefits. Close your eyes, quiet your mind and take deep soothing breaths.
Are you a visual learner? Check out the video above! Happy reclining :)