By Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit’s Restorative Program and YogaFit Senior Master Trainer
Used to improve digestion, and to prevent acid reflux and heartburn. Perfect for these winter months as we tend to eat heavier foods that can bring about digestion issues.
For a basic set up, keeping the chest inclined, a rolled up yoga mat, blanket, or pillow placed on the ribs, below the armpits, can be used to open chest and stomach region. I chose to extend my legs after a long day of standing, but you may instead choose butterfly to open inner thighs, or try binding, wrapping legs with a blanket to stabilize the low back, pelvic floor, hips, and SI joint.
Create you own Mantra in this pose to enhance Manipura, 3rd Chakra. Start with "I am open to ____". Since this is an energy responsible for ambition and perseverance, we can digest our thoughts here to create a new reality. "I am open to a new life, new ways of doing things, change, doing things a different way." The list is endless.