Benefits: This pose relaxes the body, calms the mind, helps relieve stress, fatigue, insomnia, while lowering blood pressure.
Practice: Begin by lying flat on your back with your legs extended and feet together and your arms at your sides. Inhale and exhale a few times as you begin to release the tension from your body. Allow your mind to clear and empty.
Inhale and release your legs, allowing your feet to turn outward. Relax your pelvis and your lower back. As you release your arms, move them out away from your body, resting the back of your hands on the floor. Then relax your shoulders, your neck, and your head. Now, soften your tongue, nostrils, eyes and forehead. Rest in a state of total relaxation and just be.
Remain in this pose for a minimum of 5 minutes or until you have reached a deep state of relaxation.