On day 177 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored stretching before bed to unwind after a long day.
At a yoga class last week, I learned a new pose: the supported bridge. It’s my latest obsession.
I’ve noticed in recent years that my hip flexors and lower back don’t quite cooperate like they did when I was younger. They get tight and sore more easily, especially after extended periods of activity or sitting — the two extremes of yuck.
The supported bridge is my new best friend. It’s the perfect wind-down stretch just before bed, helping me to relax (“melt” is probably a better word) and prepare for sleep.
Experimenting with different poses sometimes leads to new self-care practices.
What’s your favorite yoga pose?