Table Pose is our Pose of the Week
Table Pose (bharmanasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner’s yoga pose and a restorative posture.
In this pose, you kneel on all fours. The knees are aligned under the hips, and the hands under the shoulders. The back stays flat, with the head and neck aligned with the spine.
How to do Tabletop Pose:
- Come to the floor on your hands and knees. Bring the knees hip-width apart, with the feet directly behind the knees. Bring the palms directly under the shoulders with the fingers facing forward
- Look down between the palms and allow the back to be flat. Press into the palms to drop the shoulders slightly away from the ears. Press the tailbone towards the back wall and the crown of the head towards the front wall to lengthen the spine
- Breathe deeply and hold for 1-3 breaths
Benefits of Tabletop Pose:
- It can help relax the spine and open the chest to help the practitioner breathe more deeply.
- Lengthens and realigns the spine
- Strengthens the arms, the wrists, and the legs
- Stretches the shoulders, the chest, and the front ankles.