Hurricane Ian brought destruction throughout Florida and South Carolina. Here is a yoga pose to help you relax, breathe, and reduce anxiety. Listen to the podcast here.
We’ve had a big whether event this past week with Hurricane Ian. Hopefully if you have any friends and family in the Florida area they are safe and came through the storm with minimal damage. I know I have family on both coasts. My brother who lives on the Gulf Side texted, “The bridge is out. We are stuck on the island with no power, supplies or BEER!” My other brother on the eastern side said there were a few tornado warnings over there but no damage.
If you are so inclined I know agencies like the Red Cross are accepting your cash donations to help people get back to normal. I know it is devastating to lose your home, so please offer your donations or prayers to the people in Florida.
So there’s nothing you can do about the weather but yoga can help you to cope. A very simple pose to do is Child’s Pose or Balasana. In this pose you start on your knees, take a deep breath and hinge forward so that your forehead is down on the mat or carpet, and your arms arms extended forward. With each breath you take try to lengthen out of your back and extend your arms a little further. Relax and breathe. When you are ready to come out of the pose, lift your head first and walk your hands back towards your knees, then sit up.
What is this pose good for?
The Benefits of Child’s Pose:
- Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest.
- Recommended if you have dizziness or fatigue.
- Helps alleviate stress and anxiety.
- Flexes the body’s internal organs and keeps them supple.
- It lengthens and stretches the spine.
Why is child’s pose so calming?
Child’s Pose is relaxing because, by opening your hips and elongating your back, it relieves the tension caused by daily movements. By allowing you to breathe deeply, clean oxygen circulates your body, restoring your energy. It also increases blood circulation, making your body perform better.
Listen to the podcast here.