Find a quiet and empty space where you can roll out your mat to practice this sequence. Coming to our mat during stressful times isn’t the easiest, but it’s definitely important. Making time to find stillness helps relieve the stress of our daily lives and allows us to feel more centered throughout the rest of our day.
This sequence is designed to get you out of your head and into the present moment. It features both restorative and grounding postures that will allow you to turn inward and connect with your breath, relieving tension in both the body and the mind.
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Cultivate a deep and continuous breath throughout the entire practice. Take time to notice what sensations and thoughts arise throughout your practice, and, then, continue to return your attention to the breath and the here and now.
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Seated meditation in Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
Begin in an easy elevated seat, sitting up on a block, bolster or blanket. Place your palms face down on your knees to create a sense of grounding and close your eyes. Begin to cultivate a deep three-part breath beginning in the lower belly, up into the rib area, and then into the chest. Exhale starting in the chest, down between the ribs, and then out of the lower belly. Repeat this calming breath pattern anywhere from 5-10 minutes, directing your focus to the sensation of your breath each time your mind wanders. Do your best to maintain deep, full breaths throughout the entirety of the practice.
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