How to do Child’s Pose? and what precautions we need to remember

Child's Pose is a yoga posture that is often used as a resting pose during a yoga practice or as a gentle stretch on its own. To perform Child's Pose, follow these steps:

  1. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands shoulder-width apart and your knees hip-width apart.
  2. Lower your hips back towards your heels and stretch your arms out in front of you, placing your forehead on the floor.
  3. Keep your arms extended and your palms facing down, or alternatively, you can place your arms alongside your body with your palms facing up.
  4. Take slow, deep breaths and relax into the pose. You can hold the pose for as long as you like, but it is recommended to hold it for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Sit back onto your heels and stretch your arms out in front of you, keeping your palms facing down on the mat.

  6. Rest your forehead on the mat and release your shoulders down away from your

  7. Take deep breaths and allow your body to relax in this pose.

Child's Pose is generally a safe and gentle pose, there are some precautions to keep in mind:

  1. Knee injuries: If you have a knee injury or discomfort in the knees, you may want to modify the pose by placing a cushion or folded blanket between your thighs and calves to reduce pressure on the knees.
  2. Pregnancy: Pregnant women should avoid Child's Pose in late pregnancy as it can put pressure on the abdomen. It's best to consult with a qualified prenatal yoga teacher for appropriate modifications.
  3. Low blood pressure: If you have low blood pressure, it's important to be mindful of your body in Child's Pose, as the forward folding position can sometimes cause dizziness or lightheadedness.
  4. Neck injuries: If you have a neck injury or discomfort in the neck, it's important to keep the neck in a neutral position and avoid straining or turning the head.
  5. Recent surgery: If you have had recent abdominal surgery, it's important to                      avoid Child's Pose until you have fully healed.