Restorative Backbend


Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose). Place a rolled blanket on the mat for your shoulder blades to rest on. Loop a strap around the middle of your thighs. Make sure your knees are facing up. Release your legs fully into the strap. Place a sandbag (or 10-pound weight) on the tops of your thighs. Now lie down. Crisscross your arms behind your head and reach toward opposite shoulders. Rest your head on your arms. This pose will open your torso to receiving prana. Stay here for 3–5 minutes, breathing naturally through your nose. Switch your arms halfway through.