As another hectic workweek slows to a close, it’s time to downshift — and ramp up your self-care.
Friday’s pose quiets your mind and nervous system, restoring your inner resources so that you can fully enjoy the weekend ahead.
Supported Child’s Pose
What It Does
Releases the muscles in the back, gently opens the hips, boosts your energy.
How to Do It
Set your Zen Timepiece to gong after 5 minutes. Sit back on your heels with your legs folded under you and the tops of your feet on the floor. Open the knees wide and bend forward at the hips.
Rest your forehead (or your chest) on a pillow or blanket and keep your arms slightly bent. If your buttocks don’t reach your heels, place a blanket under your thighs. Relax and breathe deeply for 5 minutes, until your Zen Yoga Timer gongs.
adapted from Body + Soul, 2010
Zen Timepiece with brass singing bowl, a yoga timer