My experience with COVID-19 has been mild compared to my husband’s (who has been in the hospital for 7 days already – pray for him).
My experience includes intense fatigue. I can barely manage to walk around my house, let alone do yoga. But I miss how good yoga feels. So I’m choosing to do what I call “quiet” poses right now. Poses that allow me to blend restorative poses with yin principles – holding a pose longer for a deeper, connective tissue stretch.
Pictured above is one of those “quiet” poses. It offers a nice upper back (trapezius and rhomboids) stretch along with a posterior shoulder stretch.
Simply cross your arms in front of you as you lay prone and support your head with a yoga block. The head support allowed me to stay longer and breathe purposefully into my back – which was helpful for keeping my lungs “exercised” during the lung inflammation caused by coronavirus.
If you don’t have a yoga block, you can use a firm pillow or amazon box. If you’re like me, you have a ton of those laying around.
Here’s to me and my husband beating Covid!
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