Favorite Restorative Pose
For my teacher training class this coming Saturday, we have been asked to demonstrate our favorite restorative pose. As indicated in my last post, I would like my classes to be about the needs of others and not necessarily what I believe individuals will want. That all being said I am curious to know – What is your favorite restorative yoga pose?
A restorative pose can be defined as any pose that slows you down, physically allowing your body to renew itself and mentally furthering the depth of your practice. Below are a few of my preferences. Maybe one of these suggestions is your favorite as well? Maybe you have another choice healing pose?
- Savasana/Corpse Pose/Dead Man’s Pose – A challenging pose in that the idea is to simply lay there with no movement.
- Child’s Pose – Often used between sequences or as an alternative to downward-facing dog.
- Reclining Bound Angle Pose – A pose that stretches your inner thighs and groin muscles. Can be modified for those with tight muscles or knee discomfort, by placing folded blankets under the thighs.
- Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose – An inverted pose that rests your legs vertically against the support of a wall.
- Reclining Hero Pose – A more advanced resting pose, as the initial thigh stretch for a beginner can be more intense, not providing an opportunity for the body to restore and relax.
Please share with me and I will in turn share the most popular choice on Saturday.
~The divine in me salutes the divine in you, Namaste~