Child's Pose

What is Child's Pose?

Child’s Pose is a beginner’s yoga pose often performed to rest between more difficult poses. The position stretches the thighs, hips and ankles and helps relax the body and mind.

You may do Child's Pose in these types of classes:

How do you do Child's Pose?

  • Step 1

    Kneel on the floor with your toes together and your knees hip-width apart. Rest your palms on top of your thighs.

  • Step 2

    On an exhale, lower your torso between your knees. Extend your arms alongside your torso with your palms facing down. Relax your shoulders toward the ground. Rest in the pose for as long as needed.

How do you modify Child's Pose?

  • Child's Pose for Prenatal

  • Child's Pose for Beginners

What are the benefits of Child's Pose?

  • Shoulder Stretch

  • Relaxation

  • Flexibility

Expert opinion

A favorite resting posture in any yoga class, child’s pose is extremely beneficial for calming a busy mind.

It requires us to stop, to be still, to turn within and come back into balance.

Jackie Alexander,Humming Puppy in Melbourne

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