Spend some time syncing up your breath to gentle movements, helping you feel more grounded and calm. Feel free to do this mini-yoga session anytime you need a little break, or as part of a longer practice. This is video two of a series of six.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a wellbeing activity that helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch by exploring mindfulness, relaxation and movements, supporting self-expression, individuality and understanding.
What happens in the video?
Before you get started, make sure you have a clear space around you, a chair nearby, a glass of water and remember to take breaks if you need.
Decide and whether you’d like to revisit the yogic breathing from the first video, or normal breathing. Bring your hands to meet the centre of your chest in a prayer position, closing the eyes and focus on your breathing. Notice how you’re feeling today in your mind and your body.
Begin moving your arms forward up and around in time with your breath – follow the video. Squeeze your thumbs into your palms and move your hands to get a deeper stretch in your arms.
Now begin side-bending in time with your breathing, moving slowly and carefully, again in time with your breathing, and end with some twists from left to right
Next, move between a seated variation of cat pose, and cow pose, which is where you arch your spine and tilt your pelvis, then round them. Do this in time with your breath.
To bring some mobility and movement into your hip, lift your foot onto the ball of your foot and make circles with your knees in the air.
Finish off with some forward folds, hinging at the hips with a flat back, and some upward stretches and mountain pose, by following along with the teacher.
This activity was created by yoga teacher Rebecca.