Restorative Poses

Child's Pose

Child's Pose
Level: All levels

Organizing the pose

    • Bring the big toes together and the knees apart.
    • Slide a bolster and/or folded blankets in between the thighs.
    • Exhale and extend forward, laying the trunk out over the padding. Make sure your entire trunk, from belly to head is supported.
    • Place a folded blanket between the buttocks and heels for added support
    • Release into the pose and hold for 3-5 minutes, turning the head at the half-way mark.

Practice Points

    • Soften the thighs.
    • Broaden and deepen the hip creases.
    • Soften the lower abdomen.
    • Soften and widen the back body, allowing it to be filled by the breath.