Thursday, January 31, 2019

Featured Pose: Modified Extended Child's Pose

We love this unusual version of Child's pose that we recently saw shared on Facebook by Gabriela Bon. This modified version provides more space in the hip joints than the classic version of Extended Child's pose, so it can make the pose accessible to those who feel pain in their hips or knees while practicing flat on the floor. And resting your forehead on the chair seat will enhance the quieting aspects of the pose. Because the arms are extended as in Downward-Facing Dog pose, this version provides additional benefits of stretching the back of the body, opening up the shoulders, and building arm strength without bearing weight on the hands. —Nina

This post was edited by Nina Zolotow, co-editor of the Accessible Yoga blog and Editor in Chief of Yoga for Healthy Aging.

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