Pose of The Month: Child's Pose (June)

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We have officially made it to the end of the first half of this year, give yourself a pat on the back! After working so hard, it's only natural that a moment of rest follows. This month's pose is a true resting pose. Child's Pose not only stretches your hips and the spine, it's also a chance to stop what you're doing, reassess your position, reconnect with your breath and intention and prepare yourself to move forward. 

Child's Pose Step-by-step:

  1. Place your hips on your heels, with your forehead to the mat.
  2. Place your hands in front of you with your palms face down or back by your hips with your palms facing up.
  3. Release  your toes so that the top of your feet are on the floor.
  4. you can place your knees together or apart, with your arms resting on the mat.
  5. Allow gravity to take your body deeper into pose.

Benefits: 

  1. Gently stretches the hips, thighs and ankles.
  2. Relieves back and neck pain when done with the head and torso supported.
  3. Improves blood circulation and slows down heart rate.
  4. Calms the nervous system and helps to relieve stress and fatigue.
  5. Creates full body rest.

Modifications to try:

  • If you have difficulty sitting on your heels in this pose, place a thickly folded blanket between your back thighs and calves.

If you are looking to cultivate a better relationship with resting in your life, Child's Pose is one pose to incorporate into your daily life. Try it and let us know what you think!