Child's Pose

Today I will be teaching you all about the resting pose in yoga, also called the “Child's Pose.” I will be going over how to execute the pose, its unique benefits, and practical ways you can incorporate this pose into your child’s life. Remember that yoga is great for not just your kids, but for you too! I encourage you to try it with them while teaching them these poses. Doing yoga together can become a fun bonding activity!



How to?

Step 1: Begin in tabletop position with your wrists directly under your shoulders, and your knees directly under your hips.

Step 2: Make sure your big toes are touching each other.

Step 3: Drop your bottom to your heals and bring your head to the mat

Step 4: You can rest your arms next to your sides, with your hands by your feet. Or you can reach your arms forward and rest them next to your head.


Benefits?

Child's pose is a resting pose typically used after backbends, or when you simply need to rest. I go to this pose if I ever need a break during my yoga class. This pose helps stretch your back, hips, thighs, and even ankles. This pose is extremely calming for me, and can be for you too!

The pressure on my forehead when I place my head on the mat makes me feel a sense of calmness and tranquility. This pose also makes my belly feel good. With my long and deep slow breaths, my stomach will contract and expand against my thighs and massage my internal organs.


Application?

Child's pose can be incorporated in between any poses in a yoga sequence.

If your child (or yourself) are having stomach issues, try coming into this pose for 1 minute throughout the day and before going to the bathroom.



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