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Learn all the basic yoga poses -- downward facing dog, lotus, plank, and so on -- so you can get toned and find a little inner calmness, too.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothing suitable for stretching and moving
- A calm place where you won't be distracted or disturbed
- A yoga mat or folded blanket
Sit on mat
Sit on your mat with your hands by your sides and your knees bent.
Lie down slowly, leaning back on your elbows while unraveling your spine and sliding your legs out in front of you until you are resting on your back.
Spread arms & legs
Move your legs 8 inches-18 inches apart to relax your hips. Move your hands and arms 6-12" inches away from your sides with your palms facing up to relax your shoulders.
Relax. Let your body sink into the ground, and your mind focus inward.
Stay in this pose for as long as you like, letting your whole system relax deeply. Ideally, you will feel like you are falling asleep while remaining fully conscious.
To release the pose, start by gently wiggling your fingers and toes to reawaken your body. Allow yourself ample time to regain full awareness and movement—after all, coming back from the dead is no small feat.