The Childs pose is a resting pose. This pose can be practiced at any level.
Kneel down on the floor and slowly sit on your heels. Your legs should be placed in such a way that the big toes touch each other and the heels are far apart. Rest your buttocks comfortably between your heels.
Once you are comfortable in this position, slowly spread your legs far apart, at least hip width apart. It is good if you can spread them as far as possible. Exhale and slowly lower your torso, keeping the spine erect. Narrow your hips in a way that your upper body fits comfortably between your thighs.
Child Pose Yoga
Lengthen your tailbone, the spine and your neck as much as possible and relax your forehead on the ground. Rest your hands, palms facing upwards at the side of your body, in such away that the toes and your fingers are facing the same direction.
Remain in this pose for 30-60 seconds and repeat.
To get back to the seating position, while inhaling, lift your body from the base of your torso and not the head or the neck.
Benefits of the Childs pose
- Stretches the hips and thighs
- It is a good relaxation pose. It calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue.
- It relieves back pain and neck pains.
- Therapeutically, it eases pains, anxiety and stress.
As a beginner, remember to breathe while practicing this pose. It is also important to stretch when doing this pose. If you are unable to bend far down, it is ok. You can go as far down as possible until you develop the flexibility.