The Best Yoga Flow For Relaxation

Because sometimes you need to chill the eff out.


Kristine Thomason |

Time: 2 minutes

Equipment: Yoga mat

Good for: Relaxation

Instructions: Flow from one pose to the next. Complete the yoga flow as many times as you’d like. You can also hold each pose for more than one breath, to make the flow a bit longer.

Crocodile Pose

How to: Lie on your stomach with your legs extended and spread slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Fold your arms on the ground in front of you, and place your forehead on your arms. Stay here for one breath, then move to the next pose.

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Cat-Cow Pose

How to: Come onto all fours, into a tabletop position with your hands directly under your shoulders, knees below your hips. As you inhale, lift your head and your tailbone as you arch your spine down and open your chest up, coming into cow pose. Then exhale, tuck your tailbone, curl your spine, and lower your head into cat pose. Go back and forth three times, then continue to the next pose.

Child’s Pose

How to: From all fours in a tabletop position, inhale and bend your knees, bringing your butt back onto your heels. Keep your arms extended in front of you. Stay here for one breath, then move to the next pose.

Cat-Cow Pose

How to: Come back onto all fours, into a tabletop position with your hands directly under your shoulders, knees below your hips. As you inhale, lift your head and your tailbone as you arch your spine down and open your chest up, coming into cow pose. Then exhale, tuck your tailbone, curl your spine, and lower your head into cat pose. Go back and forth three times, then continue to the next pose.

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Child’s Pose

How to: From all fours in a tabletop position, inhale and bend your knees, bringing your butt back onto your heels. Keep your arms extended in front of you. Stay here for one breath, then move to the next pose.

Upward Dog

How to: From a low hover position, extend your arms and lift your upper body, with an arch in your upper back, and your chest open and lifted. Your legs should be fully extended, the tops of your feet against your mat, and your thighs lifted a few inches off your mat. Stay here for one breath, then move to the next pose.

Crocodile Pose

How to: Lie on your stomach with your legs extended and spread slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Fold your arms on the ground in front of you, and place your forehead on your arms. Stay here for one breath. Complete the entire flow as many times as you’d like.

This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com 

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