Mindful Monday 003

 

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope all your weekends were wonderfully fulfilling.

With Monday comes another installment of Mindful Monday here at Illuminated By U.

This Monday we are focusing on the restorative yoga pose: child’s pose (balasana)

As always, be sure to consult your physician before starting this or any other exercise/yoga program.

For child’s pose, begin kneeling with your knees wide apart to create the space needed for the fold to the ground. Slowly inhale and sit up straight lengthening the spine and creating space in your center prior to folding down. On your exhale bow forward slowing, fitting your torso between your thighs and allowing your forehead to lay on the floor. You can extend your arms (as shown here) or tuck your arms to your side with your palms flipped upwards. Keep your gaze down and your eyes close and breathe deeply.

Child’s pose is a beginner pose and is often used to create a resting period between more advanced postures or when a breath is needed. Child’s pose is a simple way to calm your mind and slow you breath, helping to restore your inner sense of safety and peace.

 

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