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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Yoga: Child's Pose

My son and I were talking about yoga one day. He mentioned child's pose.
There are some of variations; one looks like this.

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Relax Into Child’s Pose

"Whenever you want to feel calm and relaxed, try slipping into child's pose. Kneel with your toes flat on the floor and sit back on your heels. Move your knees about hip distance apart. Lay your upper body forward with your arms stretching out. Rest your forehead on the floor and breathe deeply."

He thought it was kind of a funny name for the pose, until one day he was tending children
and he noticed that when they stop to rest, they often end up like this.
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While searching for pictures of children in natural "child's pose" I discovered that 
children naturally move their bodies in ways that we must work at as adults. 
Here is a child in "easy seated position" and one with his knees spread wide, feet touching.
Photo credit: Wikipedia

I think this little girl has mountain pose down pat.
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These two children are in a deep squat. Children just naturally play in this position. 
They don't even have to think about it.
Photo Credit: Mama OT

I could post dozens of these; they were so easy to find. I like this one because he has so much focus on what he is looking at that balance does not even become an issue to him. He just does it. 
Finding a focus point is important in keeping balance in yoga.
Picture credit: Wikipedia

What a joyful pose!
I don't remember what it's called, but I may just forever have to call it seagull pose, or flying pose.

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This little girl is doing actual yoga poses in a studio. Isn't she adorable?
Photo Credit: Teeny Yogini by Jaybird

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