Here is Katy taking you through Waterfall pose step-by-step…
Posture Focus: Waterfall Pose
- Start by lying on your back, knees bent, feet close to body.
- Push through your heels, send the front of the body towards the sky and lift into bridge pose.
- Place the a block (or two blocks) underneath your sacrum, the flat part of your lower back.
- Trust in the blocks beneath you, gently raise your legs off the ground, sending them towards the sky. Here open your palms up to the side of you, close down the eyes and allow yourself to feel heavy and supported, sinking your legs back towards your body.
Option to allow the energy to flow from your legs back into the body by placing your legs up the wall, no blocks needed.
Take if further
Place your hands on the lower spine, bringing your elbows in closer to create a support for your body to lift up into a shoulderstand.
Why is this pose good for you?
Waterfall pose is a restorative inversion, alleviating tension across the lower abdomen, reversing the effects of gravity on the legs and allowing your heart rate to slow down. Additionally this pose has been found to reduce anxiety and relieve menstrual discomfort.