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24 October 2007

Pose of a Child

This posture helps to keep your spine flexible and will ease lower back pain.

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This posture helps to keep your spine flexible and will ease lower back pain.

As you breathe rhythmically, your internal organs receive a gentle, therapeutic massage that promotes circulation and facilitates elimination. It is a wonderful position in which to relax after performing any asana or yoga posture.

  1. Sit on your heels.
  2. Bend forwards, resting your forehead on the floor. Relax your arms next to your legs, palms facing up.
  3. Breath regularly. Stay in this position as long as you feel comfortable
  4. When you want to quit, put your hands on the floor next to your head, inhale and push yourself up.

Note: If you cannot get your head down on the floor, place a cushion under your forehead.

(Pictures by Spirit of Light Yoga Studio, Terry de Vries, Stellenbosch (021) 883-9938)

 
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