day 8: easy pose
My helper joined in the fun tonight! There are so many kid friendly yoga poses, this is definitely one of them. Yoga is a great way for kids to unwind after a long day of school and holiday fun. It also gives us an opportunity to spend time doing something with our little ones at a time when many of us are so busy we don't have as much time to play. The same yoga we view as relaxing can be viewed as play by our kids! Today we have Easy Pose for you-and it lives up to its name! This is a great way to still the mind and the perfect pose to take if you are taking a few minutes to meditate.
Sitting, extend your legs in front of your body and sit up straight. Then, cross your legs in front of you at the shins. With your knees wide, place each foot beneath the opposite knee. Fold your legs in toward your torso. Place your hands on your knees, palms down. Balance your weight evenly across your sit bones. Align your head, neck, and spine. Lengthen your spine, but soften your neck. Relax your feet and thighs. Look ahead. Hold for up to one minute (or for the length of your meditation practice). Release and cross the legs the opposite way.
This pose helps to reduce stress and anxiety. It helps trengthen the back and stretches the knees and ankles. It also opens the hips.
Hi! I'm Erica, a fitness and healthy food loving wife and mother of three here to inspire you on your wellness journey!