Weekly foundation practices help you get back into your body so you can source the wisdom and support that’s available to you there. They are designed to be easy to action and accessible to all bodies.
What kind of support does your body need right now?
Practice: Fully Supported
For 5 minutes a day, I want you to connect to your ability to relax into—and be supported by—something bigger than yourself.
Set a timer for 5 minutes—or longer if you have the time—and let yourself take deep inhales and long exhales through the nose as you settle into the cocoon you’ve created for yourself.
On the exhales especially, let your body sink into the props and surface that you’re lying on. On your inhales, feel like you’re getting enough breath without forcing it.
Breathe this way until the timer goes off.
Then, roll over to one side, pull your knees up towards your chest, and pause. Push yourself up slowly and get on with the rest of your day.
Before starting this practice, gather some pillows, a blanket or two, and even a few towels or clothes to use as props. Find a comfortable, not-cold surface that you can lie on. This could be your bed, a yoga mat or even a towel on the floor. Sit down and arrange your props around you as supports.
Place pillows or rolled towels/clothes under your upper thighs or knees so your legs are gently bent. Place pillows or folded towels under your arms so they’re slightly elevated. Put something soft under your head head. Pull a blanket over your body for warmth. You may even want to tuck the blanket snugly around yourself.
Exhale and begin the practice.