EFFECT: A grounding pose for the beginning of practice and a relaxing pose at the end.
PROPS: Blanket or Bolster.
GAZE: Close your eyes.
PRECEDING POSES: At the beginning of practice, none. At the end of practice, everything.
COUNTERPOSES: All poses
PRECAUTIONS: To modify to avoid lower back pain, you can place a blanket or bolster underneath your knees.
1. Lie on your back. Place your arms alongside you, palms face up. Stretch out your legs, slightly spread apart so that you’re comfortable, straight in front of you on the ground.
2. Let your feet flop out to the side naturally.
3. Let your body be heavy. Relax completely
TIP: Relax your jaw and let your tongue fall away from the roof of your mouth to help settle deeper into the pose