START TO FEEL GROUNDED IN SURFBOARD POSE
Place 3 folded blankets vertically up the center of your mat, stairstepping the short edges, and place 2 blocks side by side at the foot of your mat with a rolled-up blanket on top (to rest your feet on). Start on all fours, and lower yourself onto the blankets—as if lying on a surfboard. Your pelvis, torso, and head should be supported by the blankets, with your kneecaps on the ground or on your mat (add support here if needed) and the tops of your feet on the blanket roll. Turn your head to one side with your arms resting on the ground in the shape of a cactus. Let your whole body fall into the blankets so that you feel comfortable, supported, and relaxed. Take slow, long breaths. Every few minutes, turn your head to the other side. To exit, bring your hands below your shoulders, gently firm your belly, and press up to all fours. Slowly come to sitting.
The benefits Surfboard is physically and emotionally grounding and soothing. It is a pose that feels protective of your vulnerable organs, which allows you to release tension in your belly and expand your breath into your back. When you exhale, give yourself permission to allow the props and the ground to fully hold you. This builds the foundation you need to begin to grow present, to release the way you hold your tension, and to create space for yourself in your body and mind.