Let the stresses of the week melt away with these 12 serene yoga poses that promise to restore your mind, body, and spirit. Embrace the weekend with open arms and embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation.
1. Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Gently fold forward, releasing tension from your back and shoulders, as you find solace in this comforting pose.
2. Cat-Cow Stretch (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana)
Flow through the rhythm of your breath, arching and rounding your spine, to massage and awaken your spine’s flexibility.
3. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Invert your body and ground your thoughts, allowing your muscles to lengthen and find release in this classic pose.
4. Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
Fold over your legs, inviting a sense of surrender, and let gravity guide you into a deep stretch for your hamstrings and lower back.
5. Butterfly Pose (Baddha Konasana)
Open your hips and inner thighs as you gently flap your “butterfly wings,” embracing a feeling of gentle release.
6. Extended Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana)
Melt your heart toward the ground, elongating your spine and creating space in your upper body for a revitalising stretch.
7. Supine Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana)
Lie on your back and twist gently, encouraging a detoxifying twist through your spine while finding a sense of calm.
8. Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani)
Elevate your legs against a wall, letting go of tension and encouraging blood flow back to your heart for ultimate relaxation.
9. Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Recline and open your hips, allowing your inner thighs to gently release and offering a heart-opening experience.
10. Savasana (Corpse Pose)
The ultimate relaxation, surrender your body to the ground and quiet your mind in this final pose, absorbing the benefits of your practice.
11. Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)
Sit and stretch your legs, folding over your thighs with a sense of introspection and letting go.
12. Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Lift your hips gently and place a prop beneath your lower back to find a restful backbend that opens your heart and soothes your spine.
Embrace the calm. Let these yoga poses guide you into a state of deep relaxation, setting the tone for a serene and restorative weekend.