Wide Child's Pose
When I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, nervous, or worried, I know stopping and taking a few deep breaths will help me feel better in the moment. That's why I often crave going to a yoga class during stressful times — I always feel better afterward.
But if I can't make it to a class and I need some relief ASAP, I like to do this simple thing: get down on the floor and fold myself into Child's Pose. Lowering my forehead to the floor makes me feel grounded, closing my eyes makes me feel calm and shielded from whatever's bothering me, and slowing down my breath makes me feel in control. Here are five variations of Child's Pose you can do anywhere to instantly feel a little sense of peace and serenity.