Even if you have only 10 minutes, you can accomplish great things with a restorative backbend over a yoga bolster.
Here are the benefits:
- Reduced neck, shoulder and upper back pain
- Corrects kyphosis also known as slumping
- Improves your posture
- Improve breathing
- Alleviate asthma
- Recover from headaches and migraines
- Restore your energy
- Open your heart chakra
- Open your throat chakra
- Alleviate depression and anxiety
- Release stuck emotions
- Benefits adrenal burnout
- Reduces stress hormones
- A simple, easy form of meditation
- A simple, easy form of yoga that anyone can do
- Quiets your mind
- Supports deep relaxatin
- Boosts your immune system
- Stretches your chest open
O.K. Are you psyched yet?
Here’s how to do this:
- Please a yoga bolster on a yoga mat or a soft cushy carpet.
- Sit in front of your yoga bolster and lie back, placing your lower ribs on the bolster. If you need extra support for your lower back, roll up a blanket and mold it into your lower back until your lower back relaxes. You could also roll up another blanket and put it under your head for a pillow.
- Bring your legs and feet as wide as your yoga mat so that you can open up your sacrum.
- If you feel cold, take an extra blanket and cover yourself until you are totally warm.
- If you would like to rest your eyes, take an eye bag and place it over your eyes.
- Listen to the sound of your breath. This is a great position from which to practice pranayama, or yoga breathing exercises. You can learn how to do pranayama through eight simple videos I have posted on this website at this link.
- Relax as much as possible.
- Rest in this pose 5 to 10 minutes or until you feel your energy restored.
This is the first pose in the restorative yoga sequence I have put together for you.
If you would like to learn more, call 678-612-8816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. I will organize the bolsters and blankets for you so your entire experience is totally luxurious and relaxing.
To join our regular yoga classes or set up an appointment for private instruction, please email email@example.com or call 678-612-8816. I’ve now taught yoga for 25 years.
Yoga classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.