This pose is called Child’s Pose because it will help you develop a beginner’s mind. This pose soothes the whole nervous system and calms the mind. You can return to it any time you need a break during a session. It’s also a great way to start your practice.
QUALITY Grounding EFFECT Tranquility PROPS Blanket under the knees (optional) GAZE Internal
1 Come on to your hands and knees. Send your hips back toward your heels, laying your chest on the tops of your thighs. Stretch your arms forward and rest your head on the ground with your eyes closed. Another variation is to stretch your arms back by your sides and release your hands by your heels for a deeper restorative experience.
2 Take 5 long, deep breaths, slowing down to a 4-count inhale and a 4-count exhale. With each exha send your sit bones down toward your heels to release the lower back.