Supported Fish posture.
This restorative posture was one I used to assist recovery from pneumonia. It feels very supportive as the chest is opened. Breathe long, slow, deep and even breaths. Stay for 20 or so breaths and then counterpose with a gentle forward bend. Legs don’t have to be in padmasana, you can keep them straight. A little lavender oil on the chest and throat was very calming and certainly seemed to help open the airways.
At the moment, I have 3 online Restorative classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm. As some of you know, I began this slower yoga practice when I was dealing with an overwhelming, unpredictable energy and hyper vigilance was extreme. At that time, I found my normal fast paced Ashtanga practice less helpful and as much as I wanted to run, I found that needed to slow down and breathe into the anxiety rather than flee it.
I also found that reconnecting to nature was wonderful medicine. Slow down. Smell the heavenly, coconutty gorse that’s newly out, feel the wind on your skin and listen to the variety of birdsong.
Life. It really is quite the thing.