The Child pose:
Gently stretches the whole of the back
A healing, restful pose
When the head is supported it can relieve back and neck discomfort
Promotes a feeling of calm
Psychologically soothing when feeling cold, anxious or vulnerable
Benefits the organs of digestion with a gentle compression of the stomach and chest
Can be a movement pose more Yang (Repeat 5-10times) or held in a static pose (3-5mins) more Yin
On a mat,
Kneeling, gently move hips toward heels and folding forward to rest the hand on the floor with arm extended or arm at side. Close your eyes and quietly the mind.
Yin pose - Hold for 3-5 mins
Make this pose more comfortable for you
Blanket/towel under knees - Extra cushioning
Blanket/towel between calf and thigh if knee issues exist. In some cases with knee pain child pose should be avoid altogether.
Blanket/towel under the ankle to reduce discomfort on top of feet (I personal use this support)
If can't get bum on heels support the neck with a pillow.
Arms above head
Arms at side of the body
Pillow under chest
Yin Classes and workshop coming soon.....
Tracy Booth Sports Therapist
Soft Tissue Therapy