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Yoga Pose of the Month: April Showers 

click to enlarge Students at Evolution demonstrating the pose - COURTESY IMAGE
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  • Students at Evolution demonstrating the pose

Benefits:

  • Tapping your body awakens your senses and increases awareness
  • Can relieve stress and anxiety

Steps:

  1. Rub your hands together while taking deep, slow breaths. It's beginning to feel like it's going to rain!
  2. Gently tap the crown of your head. It begins to sprinkle on you!
  3. Lightly pound your fists on your chest. It's raining harder now!
  4. Slap the floor or your legs, ending with a clap of thunder. The thunder is roaring, and it's raining even harder!
  5. Reverse the motions as the shower moves away.
  6. Now, bring your arms overhead, fluttering your fingers as you inhale. Exhale, lowering your arms back by your sides. The sun is coming back out!

Practice this sun breath a few times to calm your body and mind.

Try This:

  • Use a drum to make the sounds of a rainstorm.
  • Imagine plants growing or a rainbow shimmering. How would you show these natural wonders with your body?

Thanks to Susan Cline Lucey of Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center in Burlington and Essex Junction for sharing this pose. The center is currently offering yoga classes for kids and adults and childbirth education classes online. Visit evolutionprenatalandfamily.com for information.

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