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Simple Yoga for Spring: Child Pose

Simple Yoga for Spring: Child Pose

Besides being a lovely reminder of the new life all around us in Spring, Child Pose is an excellent way to ease and relax the lower back, where so many of us store our stress and tension.

Find relief and gentle stretching restfulness with this simple pose:

Child Pose lengthens the spine and rounds out the inner curve of the lower back, widening the back of the pelvis.

1. Kneel forward, placing the head on the arms. If this is comfortable, take the arms apart and rest the forehead on the floor. Then take the arms behind, resting them on the ground, palms up.

2. Exhale toward the back of the waist, and relax the hips. As the in-breath comes, feel the back ribs widening. Stay in the pose, breathing, as long as is comfortable.

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Adapted from The Yoga Year, by Celia Toler (Storey Books, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Celia Toler. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Yoga Year, by Celia Toler (Storey Books, 2001).

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12:04AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

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9:51PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Good info, thank you for sharing.

9:51PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Good info, thank you for sharing.

9:50PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Good info, thank you for sharing.

9:50PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Good info, thank you for sharing.

9:49PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Good info, thank you for sharing.

4:52AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Thanks.

6:02AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

thanks

10:23AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Thank you

7:46PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Good information. Thanks!

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