Calm mental agitation with Seated Angle Pose
This Restorative Yoga pose, like many forward bends can help mental agitation, relive insomnia and a bit of gentle pressure on the forehead here can help to relieve headaches too. I also find this relieves tightness in the lower back.
Supporting the torso (even if you are naturally flexible enough to reach the floor) makes this especially restful. In the picture above (at Embody Wellness) I’m using a bolster and blocks but pillows and blankets make a good substitutes.
This is very similar to Dragonfly pose in Yin Yoga which also stretches the back side of the body (back and hamstrings especially). This is one of my favourites to practise in the evening or before bedtime.
Experience more Restorative and Yin Yoga poses at my weekly Flow & Restore and Slow Flow classes – for class times and venues please see my class schedule here.