Balance

5 Poses That Fill YJ Readers With Gratitude

Five readers share a photo the yoga pose they're most grateful for.

Five readers share a photo the yoga pose they’re most grateful for.

tree pose, vrksasana, child, autumn, leaves

“Tree Pose is one of the first poses through which I could get a sense of finding internal balance. It helps me be a little calmer and steadier while raising a son with special needs.”

—Sarah Scafidi-McGuire, Canton, New York

See alsoFind Your Roots in Tree Pose

one-legged king pigeon pose, eka pada rajakpotasana

“The first time my toes slid effortlessly toward my forehead, I came to know the light that had been there all along. It was the first moment that I truly knew peace.”

—Julie Gewerth, Sacramento, California

See also 5 Ways to Warm Up for One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

dancer's pose, natajurasana

“Physically, I enjoy the feeling of every muscle in my body working in Natarajasana. Spiritually, my mind and soul switch to a state of meditation.”

Mishka Statkowski, Valencia, Spain

See alsoLord of the Dance Pose

scale pose, tolasana

“Experimenting with floating Lotus allows me to take a break from the monotony of day-to-day life. It’s a way to push my practice to creative limits, even when confined to my apartment.”

—Jesse Blakeney, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

See alsoSeated in the Self: 5 Steps to Lotus Pose

mountains, corpse pose with cactus arms, savasana

“Savasana is the most powerful and challenging pose. It nourishes my soul.”

Monica Munguia, Boulder, Colorado

See alsoThe Subtle Struggle of Savasana