Beginning Yoga Poses : Yoga Child’s Pose

Beginning Yoga Poses : Yoga Child’s Pose


Next we’ll be practicing child’s pose, which
is a wonderful pose to stop and just relax in at any point in time during your practice.
So coming from a kneeling position, we’re just simply sitting back onto our heels. We
can leave our arms extended for extended child’s pose. Or we can release our arms, down alongside
the body, and resting the forehead onto the surface. But sometimes this is difficult for
people to get their head down onto the surface, so here’s where our modifications can come
in. You can actually take a yoga block or stacked fists, resting the forehead on that
block, or on the fists. And another thing that is often difficult is for people to actually
come all the way back onto the hips, so another modification that can be used here is another
rolled up yoga mat, or a blanket, a pillow, anything like that that’s going to give you
some lift. So you can place that right behind the body, where ever you need that extra lift.
You can even use these yoga blocks for this, as well. And then we can bring ourselves back
down for a modified child’s pose.