When practicing the child's pose, put some pillows or a blanket under your head to help lengthen your back if you find it hard to bend forward, or place a pillow or blanket between your knees and calves if your knees feel strained.
The child's pose.
1. Sit back on your heels, then bring your forehead to the floor.
2. Rest your arms alongside your body with your palms facing up. The pose should feel completely relaxing.
3. Breathe deeply. Feel your diaphragm rising and sinking with each breath, like a baby's tummy. A baby hasn't yet learned shallow chest-breathing.
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