Settling into a restorative yoga pose gives us the opportunity to emphasize our breathing which helps us to become calm and serene. Choose a restorative pose such as:
- Balasana – Childs Pose
- Restorative Janu Shirsasana,
- Supta Virasana – Reclining Hero Pose
- Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclining Bound Angle Pose
- Corpse Pose – Savasana
- Viparita Karani – Legs up the wall
When you settle into your chosen restorative yoga pose try the following breathing technique.
Breathe easy. Observe the breath and notice how some breaths may be deeper than others. When relaxed notice the alternating rhythm of your inhalations and exhalations.
Notice the breath becoming smooth and soft. Observe how the breath feels when relaxed. Feel the undisturbed flow of the breath, quiet, effortless. Listen to the flow of your breath, the rhythm of your breath.
Consciously relaxing your breath. Your breath deepens, it gently flows as you inhale and as you breath out. Your breath feels easy, serene, peaceful and relaxed.
Breathing easy promotes a feeling of relaxation and well-being.