Easy Reclining Pose
Lie down with your spine supported on a bolster and your head supported slightly higher on a folded blanket. Bending your knees out to the sides, cross your ankles and let your legs relax. Support your thighs and knees with blankets to release any tension in your legs. Your arms should rest by the side of your body. After a few minutes, change the cross of your ankles. To open your chest further, hold your elbows and reach your arms over your head.
Inner Work: The Connection Between Emotions and Breath
In this relaxed position become attentive to the flow of breath through your body, especially in your abdomen and chest. Discover the connection between your breath and your emotions: If you are feeling anxious or tense your breath might be short and caught; if you are feeling empty and depressed your breath might be shallow and uneven. Try to balance the rhythm of your inhale and exhale, and observe how your feelings are affected. Your emotions may become smoother and softer along with your breath. Feel the knot at your navel/diaphragm area releasing, giving you a sense of personal power and self-worth.