Hero Pose is a very centering pose that relaxes the body while activating the nervous system. It's the perfect way to get this sequence started:
- Kneel at the top of your mat with your knees together. Separate your feet, and sit on the ground between them. Use your hands to roll your calves away from your thighs. Curl the arches of your feet around the curve of your bum, so your toes are pointing behind you and slightly toward one another.
- Focus on the line of energy from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Draw attention to this space as you breathe, get comfortable in your seat, and engage your abs. This way you won't compromise your lower back.
- Rest your hands on your thighs, and stay here for five deep breaths.