You can see next week’s deadlines and responsibilities building up like a wave about to crest.
Take a few moments of silence to coil your energy before you dive into another week. This pose helps ward off the Monday-morning blues, inviting energy into your body and mind.
What It Does
Stretches the shoulders, neck, and chest; improves posture and deepens breathing, countering a forward hunch. Opens the heart and the throat chakras, bolstering courage and encouraging authentic expression.
How to Do It
Set your Zen Yoga Timer in Bamboo to chime after 5 minutes. Roll up a thin blanket and lie on your back, resting your shoulder blades on the blanket. If your head doesn’t comfortably reach the floor, place another blanket or small pillow underneath.
Let your breath rise and fall naturally, and stay here for 5 minutes, or as long as you like.
adatped from Body + Soul, 2010
Bamboo Digital Chime Clock, a calming timer and alarm clock made from natural materials like bamboo, walnut, and maple
Now & Zen’s Yoga Timer Store
1638 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302