Goddess Yoga Pose

Goddess Yoga Pose

Utkata Konasana

This restorative Yoga Pose is like a little vacation that relaxes the mind, body, and spirit. Practice the Yoga Pose anytime to receive its believed health benefits, including lowered blood pressure and reduced muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, stress, and insomnia. In addition, this Yoga Pose encourages relaxation of the abdominal muscles, and is thought to relieve irritable bowel syndrome and aid in reproductive health.

It’s a deep hip opener that stretches the groins and inner thighs and opens the chest, lungs, and heart. Make sure you have two blocks handy.

QUALITY Calming EFFECT Tranquility, relaxation, rejuvenation PROPS Blocks GAZE Internal

1 Begin in a seated position Bend your knees and draw your heels in toward your pelvis. Press the soles of your feet together and let your knees drop open to both sides. If needed, place a block under each knee for full support. Lean back and bring your elbows to the ground, lowering your back all the way to the ground.

2 Feel free to adjust your position so your spine lowers to the ground. Draw your shoulder blades together to relax your shoulders and let your arms rest by your sides with your palms facing up.

3 Close your eyes and, if you have one, place an eye pillow over your eyes to deepen the restorative effects of the Yoga Pose. Place your hands on your belly for a few deep Supine Belly Breaths Pose. Let your awareness draw within, and lower your body farther into the ground with each exhale.

4 Stay here for 3 to 10 minutes. When you’re ready, slowly draw your knees into your chest to releas your back before rolling onto your right side to come up to sit.

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