Relaxation Yoga

Last updated: July 21, 2020, at 4:29 p.m. PT

Originally published: July 21, 2020, at 4:25 p.m. PT

Relaxation Yoga

Try this WOD (workout of the day)! Before starting any exercises, remember to warm up, stretch, and drink plenty of water.

Instructions

In a quiet space, spend 5-10 minutes in each posture. For more support and effortless postures, utilize blankets, pillows, yoga blocks, and yoga straps or a long towel.  

Exercises

  • Supta Baddha Konasana – Prop the back and head on bolsters or pillows. Bring soles of the feet together and use blocks/pillows under the knees. 
  • Upavista Konasana (Wide Leg Fold) – Extend legs as wide as possible, bend knees if needed and bring forehead to floor without adding a curve to the spine. Place bolster or pillow under chest and head for a more relaxing posture. 
  • Childs Pose – Spread knees wide with big toes touching. Use block or pillow to support head, if needed. 
  • Bridge Pose – Choose to hold posture or lift/lower hips when needed. Use a block or pillow under sacrum for support.  
  • Legs Up the Wall – Place legs up the wall, making sure to have heals to hamstrings connect to surface. Utilize a blanket or pillow under lower back for more support. Posture can be done off the wall with a strap or long towel around the soles of the feet. 
  • Savasana – Lay silently in meditation to end your practice. Place a rolled up blanket under your shoulders or knees for extra support.

 

Category: Mind & Body