Feel Better With One Pose

Taking just 20 minutes each day to practice supported side lying pose can help many people. It’s a therapeutic yoga posture that anyone can do, and as such is ideal for beginners or advanced yogis. It’s even safe and gentle enough to practice during pregnancy, when ill, or for those with injuries.

Supported side lying pose doesn’t require yoga props or yoga clothes to practice. Simply gather some large blankets and pillows and wear comfortable clothes. Practice in a quiet, dark space with no distractions. Be sure to set up the pose properly for maximum comfort and benefit.

Start seated on one hip and place a blanket between the knees, calves and ankles. Slowly lie down on one side and place another blanket or pillow under the head for support. Draw the knees in close to the chest. Hugging another blanket or pillow close to the chest or draping a blanket over the hip are also options. If in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, place a blanket under the belly for support. Once settled in the pose, come to stillness, close the eyes, soften the jaw, release any tension in the face and begin to breathe deeply. Do this for at least 20 minutes. Focus inward and feel the breath effortlessly flowing in and out. Bring the focus back to the breath whenever the awareness wanders.

To come out of the pose, gently press up to seated and let the head come up last. Take a few deep breaths to re-awaken and slowly stand up, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of the day.

“Therapeutic yoga turns on the relaxation response, which is the antidote to stress,” states Cindi Roberts, owner. “When practiced, the physical body rests and begins to naturally heal and rejuvenate. Balance, energy and vitality are restored, leaving you feeling better each time you practice.”

Cyndi Roberts Yoga is located at 1477 Park St, Suite 14, Hartford. For more information, call 860-517-9322 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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