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by Lara Hocheiser August 08, 2016 2 min read 1 Comment

Child's Pose

Child's pose is known to be calming. It's important to close your eyes and quiet down.

 

For children and adults, finding time to fold into a ball in poses like child's pose provide a noticeable relaxation effect.

 

Child's Pose For Kids Infographic

Yoga Poses for Kids: Child's Pose

You often see children do this pose independently. They often sleep in this shape.

 Impressively many children with special needs know to make this shape without any direction from a yoga teacher, but by merely sensing their need to cut down the external sensory input and to be at one with themselves and the earth.

This grounding pose is recommended to reduce outside input and stimulation while allowing the practitioner to slow down and enjoy a moment to breathe.

Pose: Child’s
Ages:All ages
Mantra: I am connected

How to do child's pose

  1. From your hands and knees, press your hips toward your heels.

  2. Stretch your arms and heart forward and down into the ground while you keep your hips back and down toward your feet.

  3. Breathe deeply and relax.

  4. If it feels safe, close your eyes and let your face relax.

  5. Try to breathe slowly in and out, allowing your lungs to expand and contract. Enjoy the peace of being turned in and when you feel done, come out again.

Additional Exercises with Kids:

  • Child’s poseis a great pose to prompt discussion about being in the moment and grounded.

  • Talk about how your kids feel when they are in the child’s pose.

Benefits of Child's Pose for Children:

  • Stretches hips, back, and arms

  • Releases back and neck tension

  • Relieves stress and calms the body

  • The head on the ground relaxes the nervous system

"In yoga, child’s pose is classified as a restorative pose. These poses are meant to slow down your parasympathetic nervous system by relaxing your body and allowing you to focus on your breathing." Source

 

Try child's pose with miss Lara in this video

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1 Response

marjan klingels
marjan klingels

December 07, 2022

Hello, We are writing a scientific book on working with traumatised children. We would like to use 7 of your yoga cards since we use yoga as a method to increase the children’s body awareness and interoception. We would refer to your website in our book each time we show one of these images. Would that be sufficient to be able to use your images? Thank you in advance for an answer. Best regards Marjan Klingels

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