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Child's Pose

Start off your bedtime practice by cooling off in Balasana:

  • Kneel on your mat with your knees hips-width distance apart and your big toes touching behind you. Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale, lay your torso over your thighs. Try to lengthen your neck and spine by drawing your ribs away from your tailbone and the crown of your head away from your shoulders.
  • Rest your arms beside your legs, with palms facing up, or try extending your arms out in front of you.
  • Stay here for 10 breaths.

Learn about a variation of Child's Pose here.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

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