Spiritual Awakening: basic yoga poses | day 9

“Every time your mind wanders in thought, gently return it to the breath.”


Bound Ankle Pose

Sanskrit: Baddha konasana

How to do it


Sitting on the floor, bend knees and open them out to the side like a book. Join the soles of your feet together while sitting upright.


Place fingertips on the floor directly behind you and lengthen up through the spine. You can also hold onto your ankles and hinge forward at the hips.


Pro tip: If you’re feeling stiff, sit on the edge of a blanket to help your forward fold.

The benefits


You’ll give your inner thighs and groin a nice stretch, while the forward bend creates a calming, cooling effect.



Meditate every single day. Not once in a while. Every single day.