POSE OF THE MONTH: CHILD’S POSE

Welcome to the first post in our new Pose of the Month series!

First up is our beautiful resting pose, Child’s Pose!

SANSKRIT NAME

  • Balasana

VARIATIONS

  • Option 1: Knees together, sit bones down towards heels, arms out long beside legs, forehead to mat
  • Option 2: Knees out wide, big toes touching, sit bones down towards heels, arms out long in front, forehead to mat

childs-pose-1 Option 1: Knees together, arms out long beside legs. Let shoulders fall forward. chids-pose-2 Option 2: Knees out wide, arms out in front. Feel stretch through arms and shoulders. Shoulders down away from ears.

 

BENEFITS

  • Resting pose
  • Releases neck, shoulders, arms, upper back, lower back
  • Stretches hips, thighs, ankles
  • Calms the mind (gently rock the head left and right for a third-eye (forehead) massage)

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