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.

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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13 comments

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago

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LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Good info, thank you for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago

thanks

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago

Good information. Thanks!