11. Child’s Pose
Child’s pose feels relaxing, but it is excellent for recovering after any strenuous activity.
Begin by sitting on your knees with your back straight. Bend at the waist, and rest your belly on your thighs and your forehead on the floor. You can either rest your arms by your sides or extend them out in front of you for a deeper stretch in your spine.
Savasana – aka corpse pose – is another posture that may not feel like much, but does a lot. You want to end any yoga practice with some deep breathing in savasana to help your body process all of the work that you’ve done.
Lie on your back with your arms by your sides, and let your feet roll out to either side. Close your eyes. Focus on your natural inhale and exhale, and think about relaxing every muscle group, beginning at the top of your head and ending with your toes. Don’t skip the small groups, like the muscles in your face. These tend to be the ones that deepen your relaxation the most!
Do you have any yoga poses that you find yourself practicing more frequently than others? Share your super asanas in the comments!