Monday, March 9, 2009

Supported Puppy Pose ~ Uttana Shishosana

Enjoy Supported Puppy Pose

A great pose in its own right or as an alternative to Supported Child's Pose

Kneel in front of a bolster or a stack of pillows/blankets. Walk your body out over the bolster pile and then rest the torso down, stretching the arms out in front. You can rest your forehead on a block or the floor if that is comfortable.

Supported Puppy is a great pose in its own right but it is also a great alternative if Supported Child's Pose isn’t comfortable on your feet or knees. To come into this pose from Supported Child's Pose you can raise the hips in the air, bring the knees a little closer together, and then rest your body over the bolster, arms stretch out in front, and the head can rest on a block if that is comfortable.

To come out of the pose, place the hands on either side of your bolster to support your torso and roll up gently. Take a few breaths before moving on.