These Restorative Poses Will Get You Back On Track
We all lead busy lives. Between emails, texts, and running errands, we are always on the go. This can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety which can build up throughout the day. While it’s difficult to put down your smartphone and remove distractions, carving out a few minutes each day for relaxation and restorative yoga can do amazing things to your well being.
Restorative yoga can enhance your immune system, improve digestion, and release tensions that can build up throughout the day.
So grab a pillow, blanket, or towel, put down the phone, and get ready to unwind with these simple postures.
Check out the postures below and start to feel better today!
Supported Reclining Bound Angle
Stack pillows or folded blankets/towels to make a rectangular stack about a foot high. Sit in front of the stack with your hips on the floor, then lay your rib cage and head back on the stack. Place the soles of your feet together and allow your knees to fall out to the sides. Grab a pillow or a stack of blankets/towels and wedge them under your thighs to allow your legs to relax there. Use as many props as you need to make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and relax here for 5 minutes.
Supported Side-Lying Savasana
Supported Heart Opener
Create support using a bolster or folded towels/blankets along the length of your spine. Allow your torso to rest on the padding. You can extend your legs as shown, or bring your feet flat on the floor and allow your knees to fall together, keeping feet hip-width apart. You can rest one hand on your heart, the other hand on your belly, or allow your arms to fall out to the sides with your palms facing up. Breathe deeply, allowing yourself to relax as your chest opens. Rest here for 5 minutes.
Original Article: Prevention.com