The primary aim in this posture is to bring the hips towards the heels and the head towards the floor. Gravity pulls us deeper in this pose and helps to lengthen muscles including the spinal extensors on the back, the hamstrings, the tibialis anterior (the shin area) and the tops of the feet and ankles. Be sure to support your body with props where needed.
Variations of childs pose include opening your knees wide (activates more of the inner thighs and groin which is related to the liver channel), or bringing your hands out in front of you instead of behind you.
To release lift and place the knees together.
Therapeutic Benefits of Child's Pose:
Stretches the thighs and hips
Calms the mind and creates a sense of safety
- Relieves stress