Trainer Tip Tuesday!
Today’s Tip: Don’t have time for a full-blown nap but need a little calling time-out?
Try the ‘legs up the wall’ pose 🙂
How to do it: Scootch your buns right up against the wall so that your body forms a 90-degree angle and your legs are totally straightened, and directly over your hips.
Put a pillow under your head, as needed, to be comfortable and keep your neck/spine in a more neutral position.
Put your arms out to the sides, palms facing up OR place one hand on your ribs and the other on your belly to focus on deep belly breathing. (You want the hand on your belly to elevate before the hand on your ribs–sometimes this takes practice!)
Set a timer, close your eyes and…just breathe.
Doing this for as little as one minute has benefits, and I usually opt for 5 -10 minute sessions if a power nap is out of the question but I need to recharge the batteries a bit!
Hope you find this one helpful, too!