Resting Asanas

Balasana (child’s posture): from hands and knees, bring you big toes together and knees apart as you bring your hips and gluten nearer to your heels. Arms stretch forward, rest your forehead on the mat; if this is difficult, use a yoga brick, or your fists on top of each other to support the forehead. Breathe deeply throughout, with the intention of bringing Prana to the lower back, kidneys and adrenals. Viparita karani (waterfall) is an inversion; legs are supported by the wall, higher than your heart; the back is flat on the floor and hips can be raise don a bolster or rolled up blanket. Savasana (corpse) is performed at the end of a class, to allow the body to integrate the effects of the movement. A bolster under the knees allows the whole of the back to rest.

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