The Little Deeper cushion is the perfect companion for any yoga practitioner, no matter if beginner or advanced. Many yoga poses are a lot more comfortable if done with the Little Deeper cushion.
Put the Little Deeper cushion flat on the ground. Sit down on the higher side of the cushion, cross your legs and slip each foot under the opposite knee. Relax the feet and let them rest comfortably on the cushion. Place your right hand on your right knee and your left hand on the left knee. Straighten your spine and take a few deep breaths. You can remain in this position for any length of time.
This pose looks like an archer's bow, hence its name Bow Pose. The legs and torso represent the body of the bow and the arms the string. To do this position comfortably, put the Little Deeper cushion on the ground and lie down on it. Make sure the higher end of the cushion is in the front. The cushion acts as a nice padding so that your torso and hips will be comfortable. Exhale and bend your knees. Bring your ankles as close as you can to your buttocks. With your hands, reach back and hold your ankles. Your knees should not be wider than the width of your hips. Then inhale and lift your heels up from your buttocks and your thighs up from the floor. By doing this, your upper torso and head is pulled off the ground. In the same time, press your shoulder blades against your back to open your heart. Continue breathing while doing this pose. You can stay in this pose from 20-30 seconds. You can repeat it once or twice.
The most popular yoga pose! To do the Lotus Pose much more comfortably, use the Little Deeper cushion. Put the cushion on the floor and sit down on the higher end of the cushion. Bend and cross your legs and place your feet on the opposing thighs. Not only is this a popular yoga pose, but also the standard meditation pose. It is called Lotus because it is said to resemble a lotus flower. The Lotus position encourages proper breathing and physical stability.
To do this pose, put the Little Deeper cushion on the ground and sit down on the higher end of the cushion. Lift your legs up in front of you while keeping them stretched out. While doing this, lean back slightly. Make sure your back doesn't round. Your thighs should be angled about 45 degrees relative to the floor. Stretch out your arms towsards your legs. You may touch your legs near the knees. This pose strengthens the abdominal muscles, legs and lower back.