There are some reclining yoga poses that you can do, which rest you AND give you physical and emotional well-being at the same time.
For instance, you can lie down next to a door frame with a pillow under your head and one leg up the wall, the other straight out in front of you. This works the quadricep of the floor leg, and releases the hamstring of the wall leg.
If you keep your back flat on the floor while taking the wall leg slightly out to the side, you work the abdominal obliques of the floor leg and the adductors of the wall leg (that is what controls the descent of the wall leg).
Another, extremely relaxing one is to lie down on the floor with your legs bent, soles of the feet together, and pillows under your knees. A pillow under your head and neck as well.
A third pose that releases the low back is to lie down on the floor, legs bent and lower legs on a chair. Pillow under the head.
When I am really spent, I do yoga poses like this. It is not major exercise, but it is very refreshing. It gives me a sense of self-care after a very long day.
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