Child’s Pose is our next pose and every student loves this pose. It is associated with a relaxing comfortable place: home, protection,” letting go” and at the same time surrendering to the present moment, surrender to Mother Earth and taking time to reconnect to ourselves and acceptance of our presence. Life can bring us to our knees, but more importantly to feel your inner power. When life gets you down, get up from your knees and start your life again and again, never giving up!
– From Downward Facing Dog come to your arms and your knees;
-Drop forehead to the floor, extending your arms out front of you and spreading fingers wide;
-Spread your knees wide and level with what your body allows you to do, keeping big toes touching if possible. Otherwise, it is not a big deal to keep little distance between your toes;
-Push butt towards your heels, relaxing your face, mind and entire body;
-Allow gravity to open your hips more and wash away your stress from the entire day and trust the process.
Enjoy your pose and remember we need to take a break when we are tired and be ready for the next experiencing step in our life and yoga journey!
” There is a hope of finding something. One doesn’t proceed in darkness, but takes a lighted candle, which is sadhana (practice). The more you step forward, the more the path appears in the light of that candle”
-Baba Hari Das