Seth M of Expanded Consciousness writes:
Maybe you’re a person who likes to get up and do yoga in the morning, or maybe you’re like me and prefer to do a few postures before bedtime. Either way, doing yoga in bed is fun, relaxing, and it sets the pace for a peaceful, and grounded, next few hours.
Additonally, if it’s difficult to wake up and get going with your yoga routine first thing in the morning, try helpful tools like the Yoga Wake up app. This helpful tool wakes you up with a soft, audio-based yoga sequence conducted by teachers like Jen Smith and Derek Beres.
Ease into a peaceful night of rest or jump start your day with these six yoga poses that can be done in bed:
Child Pose, Wide-Legged (Balasana)
Kneeling on your bed, begin by lowering your rear down between your feet, spreading your legs wide as you lower your body. Next, fully extend the torso and both arms forward as your forehead lies on the bed. Sink down into the pose and feel the stretching in your back, legs and arms.
Hold this posture for 30 seconds to a minute, with normal breathing as you do so.
The Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)
Starting seated, bring your legs together in front of your body and feel the flexing of your feet. Bring your arms up and then extend forward with a straight back, reaching for your ankles or the bottoms of your feet. Be sure to keep breathing as you focus on relaxed shoulders and a straight back.
Hold this posture for 30 seconds to a minute.
Supine Spinal Twist or Supta Matsyendrasana
Begin by lying down on your back. Slowly bring your right knee up and close to your chest, and then gently twist and let it drop to the left side of the body. With your left hand on your right leg, bring your right arm (and your focus) out to the right. Feel the stretching in your spine, back and legs.
Hold this posture for five to ten breaths for each side of the body.
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