If you enjoyed my first post on 3 Yoga Stretches for Relaxation (Part 1), here are 3 additional relaxing yoga stretches that you can add to your routine!
These are 3 simple yoga stretches that may help to restore your body and promote relaxation. Feel free to hold each stretch for about 30-60 seconds (or as long as it is comfortable for you). During each stretch, you may combine it with slow and deep relaxing belly breaths (read my blog post How to: Belly Breathing to read more about the belly breathing I am referring to). I usually hold my stretches for about 6-8 deep belly breaths and repeat them 2-4 times.
Please read: You should not feel any discomfort or pain. Stop if anything feels uncomfortable for you. Do not go beyond your body’s limit (the stretch that you do may look different from how it looks when I do it and that’s okay). If you are combining your stretches with belly breathing, stop if you ever feel lightheaded or dizzy. If you are unsure about these stretches or have any questions, remember to consult a registered physiotherapist or a physician before trying them. Otherwise, I hope that you can relax and enjoy these stretches! 🙂
1) Apanasana – Double Knees to Chest Tips: keep your neck/shoulders relaxed and your back flat on the mat
2) Supine Twist, do on right and left side Tips: you can use the hand on your knee/thigh to add more of a stretch if you want
3) Happy baby pose Tips: try to keep shoulders/neck relaxed, spine flat on mat