Going into Child’s Pose is an opportunity to block out some of the external noise and to focus on ourselves, relieving stress and fatigue. Go into Child’s Pose for a few minutes a day to calm down a frazzled mind and restless body. This pose is a great way to calm down a restless toddler too.
This pose signals safety, which activates your body’s parasympathetic nervous system – your ‘rest & digest’ system. When you are in Child’s Pose, your breathing deepens, your heart rate slows down and another plus is the massage your digestive organs receive. For increased pressure on your abdominal area, try this pose with your knees together. This increases pressure on your abdominal area will help relieve gas, bloating and indigestion.
This is a lovely way to gently stretch out your muscles along your spine, hips, thighs and ankles. While this pose elongates your spine it also opens up your hips at the same time. Do this pose with your arms alongside your body with palms facing up to release your upper back and shoulders.
A simple pose with many benefits…
- Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest
- Recommended if you have dizziness or fatigue
- Helps alleviate stress and anxiety
- Flexes the body’s internal organs and keeps them supple
- It lengthens and stretches the spine
- Relieves neck and lower back pain when performed with the head and torso supported
- It gently stretches the hips, thighs and ankles
- Normalizes circulation throughout the body
- It stretches muscles, tendons and ligaments in the knee
- Calms the mind and body
- Encourages strong and steady breathing
Happy Child Posing! 😉