Staying By Your Own Side: An All Levels Yoga Practice

When we experience stress or trauma, there is a human tendency to check out, distract ourselves or disconnect form our bodies. What is healing, however, is to stay by our own side when things get rough. It is a practice, and not something some of us are very good at —so we are practicing it here, in our yoga postures.

The poses in the sequence aren’t particularly complicated, but give us a chance to show up for ourselves and to check in with how we’re doing throughout. They are excellent for creating calming, grounding and ease in the body and mind, with the extra benefit of easing low back pain.

Duration: 45 minutes

Level: all

Props: block and yoga belt