4 Postures to Help You Stay Grounded

Forward Fold

Exhale as you bend forward at the hips, lengthening the front of your torso. Bend your elbows and hold on to each elbow with the opposite hand. Let the crown of your head hang down. Press your heels into the floor as you lift your sit bones toward the ceiling.

Seated Energization

Sitting cross legged, inhale as you exhale your arms to the sky, and exhale as you bring your arms down.

Triangle Pose

While standing, turn the right foot to the right wall and the left foot slightly inwards. As you inhale, press the left hip to the left as you slide both arms to the right parallel to the floor. Exhale and rotate only the arms, raising the left arm up and resting the right hand against the right leg, with the palms facing forward. Reach the finger tips away from each other, bringing the arms into one straight line with the shoulders stacked on top of each other. Press the left hip forward and the right hip back.

 

Half Lord Of The Fishes

Begin seated on the floor with your legs bent, placing the soles of your feet flat on the floor. Then, drop your left knee to the floor. Tuck your left foot under your right leg, resting it alongside your right buttock. While inhaling, raise your left arm overhead. Exhaling, twist to the right, with your torso against the inside of your right thigh. Place your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Keep your forearm raised, with your fingertips pointing toward the ceiling. To deepen the pose, lower the left forearm and hold onto the left knee. Reach behind your body with your right hand and rest it on the floor behind you. Spiral your torso around your spine from your tailbone to the crown of your head. With each inhalation, make your spine longer; and with each exhalation, twist a little deeper. Turn your head to gaze over your right shoulder. Press your inner right foot firmly into the floor. Keep the front of your torso long. Draw your tailbone down to the floor. Hold for up to one minute. To release, exhale and unwind your torso. Come back to center and extend both legs in front of you in Staff Pose again. Repeat the twist for the same length of time on the opposite side.

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