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Yoga Exercise - Child Pose

The Child Pose is a relaxation pose which is used to normalize the circulation after the Head Stand and to give a counter stretch to the spine after the backward bends. It is a resting pose that can be done to precede or follow any pose. Performing the Child Pose stretches the hips, thighs and ankles gently. It also helps relieve stress and fatigue, and calms the brain. However, you need to observe caution in practicing the Child Pose when you are suffering from diarrhea or knee injury as it may worsen your ailment when not done properly. Pregnant women should also avoid doing the Child Pose. Practicing under the supervision of an experienced Yoga teacher is advised.

STEP 1: Kneel and sit on your feet with your heels pointing outward. Your knees should be separated, about the width of your hips.

STEP 2: Place your forehead on the floor, then swing your arms forward.

STEP 3: Rest your forehead on the floor, then bring your arms around and to your sides, palms facing upward.

If you experience any difficulty doing the Child Pose, you may try using Yoga Props. Placing a Yoga Bolster or thickly folded Yoga Blanket between the back of your thighs and calves will definitely make you feel more comfortable.

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Sunday 25th April 2010 at 1:30:51 AM  

this is a really good article thanks a lot for showing all these poses I'm new in doing yoga and it's still a little bit hard for me to do these but hope to learn all, thanks again.

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Friday 13th August 2010 at 12:02:15 PM  

Ready to take beyond step 3?

Then try looking at your feet in position 3. This will create more stretching in low back and make your back more flexible.

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