Child’s posture is one of those postures that allow you to rest and stretch in between other major postures. This posture allows you to practice bringing your awareness inward. You are not doing much movement as far as the move goes but you are moving mentally.
- Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest
- Recommended if you have dizziness or fatigue
- Helps relieve stress, anxiety and calm the brain
- Flexes the body’s internal organs and keeps them supple
- It lengthens and stretches the spine.
- Eases lower back pain
- Creates a nice stretch in the hips and thighs.
- Increases circulation
Steps to achieve child’s posture:
- Begin on your hands and knees.
- Spread your knees wide apart while keeping your big toes touching. Rest your buttocks on your heels.
- Sit up straight and lengthen your spine up through the crown of your head.
- Exhale, bow forward, and place your torso between your thighs. Your heart and chest should rest between or on top of your thighs. Allow your forehead to come to the floor if
- Keep your arms long and extended, palms facing down. Press back slightly with your hands to keep your buttocks in contact with your heels. Lengthen from your hips to your armpits, and then extend even further through your fingertips.
- Let your upper back broaden. Soften and relax your lower back. Allow all tension in your shoulders, arms, and neck to drain away.
- Keep your gaze drawn inward with your eyes closed.
- Hold for up to a minute or longer, breathing softly.
- To release the pose, gently use your hands to walk your torso upright to sit back on your heels.
- If you have very tight hips can keep their knees and thighs together.
- For deeper relaxation, bring your arms back to rest alongside your thighs with your palms facing up.
- Completely relax your elbows.
If you’re looking to practice Child’s Posture, other basics postures or you want to go through a longer sequence, check out my YouTube channel. Follow along with the challenge on Instagram. Show how this posture works for you and post your challenge photo. Make sure to use the hashtags #yogawithmatr3moni #yogachallengewithmatr3moni
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