The Bear Hug: Restorative Yoga to Soothe and Comfort

Receive yourself as you are in this comforting practice. You’ll begin in a chair with a seated “bear hug,” a cozy variation of child’s pose where you’ll wrap your arms around a bolster (leaning on a table) and use blankets for extra comfort and support. After that, you’ll rest in side-lying savasana, another bear hug pose (where you’re hugging a bolster and supported by lots of blankets) so that you can really snuggle in and let go. Stay there as long as you like, and then choose where you go next: moving into frog pose (or a variation of it) or another restorative pose of your choice. Conclude this soothing experience in a wide-leg chair-supported savasana.

Props: Blanket, bolster, chair.

About the Teacher

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Andrea Peloso
Smitten with yoga at age 15 and teaching since age 22, Andrea has 18 years of teaching experience and... Read more