as it is called in Sanskrit, is a resting and restorative pose in the practice
of yoga. In addition to offering a gentle
stretch for the hips, thighs and back, Child’s pose also slows the mind by
calming the central nervous system and offers an opportunity for inner
reflection by allowing the body to fold into itself.
safe, relaxing place to come to at any point in your yoga practice when you
need a break or at any point in your day when you need a calming place to
- Kneeling on the ground bring big toes to touch
sitting back on the heels
- Knees can stay together or come about hips distance
- On an exhale fold the upper body over or between
the legs until the forehead touches the mat, lengthening from the tailbone all
the way to the crown of the head
- Lay your arms alongside your body palms facing up
and release the shoulders towards the floor
- For a more active version extend the arms out long
in front of the body
- Hold for a minimum of 5 breaths, but you can stay
for up to a few minutes for full relaxation and stress relieving benefits!
keep your hips lifted or place a folded towel or blanket under your seat to
create more space and put less pressure on the knees.
on the floor you can do a modified Child’s pose while seated in a chair. Place a pillow or folded blanket on your lap
and fold the upper half of the body forward over the pillow.
your body needs a break in a yoga class know that Child’s pose is always there
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