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5 Yoga Poses for Deeper Relaxation

We have teamed up with our friends from the Yogarden in Koh Samui to bring you a series of instructional yoga videos.

Today Ann and Nikki are sharing five poses that will calm and reset your entire body. Remember to take it slowly and connect with your breath.

#1 Child’s pose/Balasana:

Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips or mat.

Lay your hands on the floor and walk them forward. Let bum sink towards your heels and allow head to touch the mat.

#2 Corpse pose:

Sit on the floor and lean back onto your forearms then slowly onto your back.

Extend and spread the legs apart, Let your palms face towards the ceiling. Take your time to get comfy and relax.

#3 Open heart:

Sit on the floor and place block down near your shoulder blades. Slowly lower your back towards the floor. Using a second block place it underneath to rest your head (optional) or simply continue to lower your back and rest your head on the mat.

Relax shoulders, neck and arms and allow knees to melt towards the floor.

#4 Lying down body twist:

Start lying down on the mat, bend your left knee towards your chest and place right hand on your left knee. Left arm out extends out to the side.

Then take the knee left knee and move it towards the right. Be sure to keep your shoulder blades down towards your mat, take a few breaths then switch sides.

#5 Backbend with block:

Sit on the floor and place block underneath sacrum (lower back)as you lay down. Let your upper body relax and make contact with the mat. Readjust block if necessary to achieve a comfortable position. Legs could be bent or extended on this position.

Happy practice ૐ