Restorative Yoga Poses – Ultimate Yoga

Wind reliving pose,Pavanamuktasana

Wind relieving pose

Sanskrit Name: Pavanamuktasana

Lie fat on your back. Bend your knees and bring them into your chest. Hold onto your legs below your kneecaps on your lower legs. Rock from side to side if desired.

Beginners Tip: Do one leg at a tme. Then try both at once.



Happy Baby Pose,Ananda Balasana
Happy Baby Pose,Ananda Balasana

Happy Baby Pose

Sanskrit Name: Ananda Balasana

Lie fat on your back. Bend your knees and bring them into your chest. Bring your feet and legs apart. Hold onto your feet from the outside. Pull on your legs to bring your knees closer to your armpits.

Beginners Tip: Do one leg at a tme. Then try both at once. Just focus on holding your feet and not pulling them down.

 

 

 




 

Thread the needle-side yoga pose
Thread the needle-side yoga pose

Thread the Needle Pose

 

Sanskrit Name: Sucirandhrasana

Lie fat on your back. Bend your knees and bring them into your chest. Bring your lef ankle to your right knee. Thread your right hand through the gap between your legs and hold onto your lef thigh. Bring your lef hand around your thigh to meet your right. Pull on your thigh to increase the stretch. Repeat on the other side.

Beginners Tip: Leave the sole of your right (non crossed leg) on the foor.
 

Seated forward fold,Ananda Paschimotanasana
Seated forward fold,Ananda Paschimotanasana

 

Seated Forward Fold

 

Sanskrit Name: Ananda Paschimotanasana

Come to a seated positon with your legs straight out in front of you. Inhale and bring your arms up above your head. Stretch your torso up and fold down over your straight legs. Hold onto your legs or feet.

Beginners Tip: Place a strap around your feet and pull on the strap if you cannot touch your legs.

 




 

Cobbler Pose,Baddha Konasana
Cobbler Pose,Baddha Konasana

 

Cobbler Pose

Sanskrit Name: Baddha Konasana

Come to a seated positon. Bring the soles of your feet together and drop your knees out to the sides. Clasp your feet in your hands and fold your body down towards your feet.

Beginners Tip: Move your feet further away from your body for a less intense stretch.

 

 

 

 




 

Legs up the wall pose,Viparita Karani
Legs up the wall pose,Viparita Karani

 

 Legs up the wall pose

Sanskrit Name: Viparita Karani

Lie fat on your back with your botom close to the wall. Place your legs against the wall. Bring your legs apart as far as is comfortable. Relax down into the stretch. Brings your arms out to the sides.

Beginners Tip: Keep your legs closer together.

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