3 Ways to Use a Sandbag in Your Yoga Practice

We LOVE sandbags. They are a simple tool that can have profound effects on your pose by providing a sensation of grounding. Think weighted blanket.. the extra weight brings a feeling a safety and security. When placing the sandbag, be sure to shake the weight around so that its evenly distributed before you let go. As you take deep breaths in your poses, allow your tissue to relax under the weight of the sandbag.


There's lots of ways to use sandbags in your yoga practice but here are our three favorites:


  1. Across the sacrum in Balasana (Child's Pose) - spread the weight across the entire sacrum as close to the glutes as you can get without it sliding off

  2. Across the soles of the feet in Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall) - let the weight of the sandbag assist you in relaxing the toes towards the ground

  3. Across the pelvis in Savasana (Corpse Pose) - sandbag should lay across the front hip points (ASIS) or higher onto the lower abdomen if it's more comfortable


Enjoy!



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