Some nights I go to bed feeling thoroughly exhausted and spent; however, my mind is still running at a mile a minute. Other times I might be mentally exhausted but my body feels tight and uncomfortable and in need of a stretch before bed.
These following three poses work on helping you slow down your breath while feeling supported and stretched out. The best part is these poses can be done in bed. I always feel so much better if I end my day with a couple of yoga poses, and the days I’m particularly tired!!!being able to practice in bed is the motivation I need.
Try these out and end your day feeling relaxed and calm.
Supported Reclined Butterfly Pose
Lie down on your back. Bring the soles of your feet together and let your knees fall apart. Place a pillow under each knee. Put one palm on your chest and one on your belly. Take deep and even breaths, breathing in for 5 counts and exhaling for 5 counts. This pose is great to release tension in your back while providing support to your knees.
Supported Child’s Pose
Come into child’s pose with your knees apart and toes together. Place a pillow between your knees and drape your body over the pillow. Turn your gaze to one side. This pose aids in digestion as well as cramps. Focus on staying calm and relaxed. With each exhalation let your muscles sink into the bed and feel supported.
Supported Bharadvaja Twist Pose
Lay on your stomach, legs out straight. Bend one knee bringing it up to approximately chest height. Place a pillow under your bent leg. Turn your gaze to one side. With each exhalation feel the tension leaving your body. Remember to repeat this pose on the other side.