This is one of the most popular hip opening stretches in yoga and by doing it with a bolster, you can fully relax into the stretch, making it feel very restorative.
Benefits of the pose: Helps to relieve fatigue & anxiety, opens the hips, grounds the mind & body, and good for healthy circulation.
Start by sitting on your bum with the soles of your feet together and your knees dropping out to the sides. Place your bolster or cushion length ways on your feet.
Inhale to elongate your spine and exhale to fold forward and rest your arms or forehead on the bolster or cushion.
Breathe deeply here allowing your upper body to feel heavy and soften down with each exhalation. As you do so, feel your hips opening a little more.
Hold for five deep breaths and then inhale to come back up to neutral.