Child’s pose is one of the most common yoga poses, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy! I’ve met many people who either HATE child’s pose or struggle to make it restful. This practice is a mini-workshop on child’s pose. We’ll start off with a self-assessment, taking time to notice our embodied experience of the posture.
Are you limited by pain or an injury? It’s important to discuss these issues with a medical professional as well as your yoga teacher.
Are you just uncomfortable in child’s pose? There may be ways to shift or support your body with props to find ease.
Maybe you’re “not flexible enough” – that’s okay. With practice, you may become more flexible. But, bone structure and body shape/size also play a part in how our bodies move, bend, and flex.
In this video, I provide adaptions for each of these challenges using different yoga props, so before you get started you may want to have some blocks, a blanket or towel, a bolster or cushion, and a chair nearby.
Let me know what you think – what was your favorite adaptation of child’s pose? Did I leave something out? Leave a comment and let us know your favorite way to practice child’s pose if you didn’t see it here!