Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana translates to half bound lotus forward bend.
On the inhale lift the right leg and place it in half lotus and at the same time, reach behind your back and grab your big toe. If possible, forward fold on the exhale. Breathe 5 times, making sure to attend the breath, keeping it slow, steady and even. When coming up, inhale and lift the head, exhale there before coming fully up on the next inhale. Release and return to samastithi as you exhale. Repeat on the other side.
This yoga asana stretches the hamstrings and opens the hips. Tightness in either of those areas can make the balance of the posture more challenging, but do persevere with patience, it can also improve concentration and body
awareness. Ask for variations if you have any knee issues.
During this time, classes are available online. Remember that your breath can be used to calm your nerves and keep you centred. Counting the breath also helps to keep it smooth and even.
It’s just an idea, but I find shifting my focus to feeling and sending love to everyone instead of hooking into the panic and uncertainty feels so much better as I fall asleep. If you try, know that my love is being sent to you in return.