Don't let the name fool you! Head-to-knee pose isn't really about getting the head to the knee. Find the right amount of support to fold forward at the hips without smothering your face. This gentle twist will relieve tension in your lower back and may stretch your hamstrings and inner thighs. Wherever you feel sensation, follow it with your breath, inhaling space and exhaling tension.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Supported Head-to-Knee Forward Bend.
This slow, deep practice helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, aiding in sleep, digestion and stress relief.
Please have a bolster on hand. You can use a firm pillow or a blanket rolled up like a sleeping bag. You might also use 1-3 blocks, depending on your flexibility. Enjoy some time to slow down and tune in, your body will thank you!
A truly gentle, restorative practice for mamas (or anyone!) who needs some love, nurturing and calming! The hips, hamstrings and shoulders get lots of attention while you breathe deeply and release tension. Perfect before bed, or anytime you need some grounding.
This is a slow, mindful flow designed to help you reset and calm your nervous system, particularly if you're feeling anxious. We do many breathing exercises throughout including alternate nostril breathing, breath retention (4-6-8 breathing), and ujjayi breathing, all while moving slowly and with intention. You will work in this class and you will probably sweat. There is core work and there are backbends, you will open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, but the intention is to calm the nervous system and walk away from your mat feeling deeply grounded. Our nervous systems are built for short bursts of stress, not longterm stress, so if you're going through some of life's harder experiences, it's essential to find the tools that help you return to center. Yoga Nidra at the end <3