Sit down comfortably in the sand. Make sure you’re sitting in a way so that you’re able to take a couple of deep breaths. Cross legged is great as that opens your abdominal area, your psoas and pelvic area. The lungs and your ribcage has the freedom to move and expand to full capacity when you sit cross legged.
As you breath, feel the air/ and the wind against your skin, against your forehead, against your cheeks, your hair, and wherever your skin is exposed. Put your attention to each part of your face.
I get asked all the time:
"Kicki, should I do pilates or yoga? Which is better?"
I also often hear from long time yogis, that "I just like yoga. Pilates is not my thing."
Yet, they know something is missing when they consistently are bothered by a tight shoulder or painful lower back.
My answer to the above question is: Do both!
You get the great healing benefits from both yoga and pilates. When we try to recover from an injury several modalities are often needed.
My experience is that most yoga classes focus on opening and stretching the body.