– The Child’s Pose
By Joy Abrams
suggests bowing or offering up all of your parts. Bowing is
considered demeaning in the west. However, this pose in its
original context was considered an act of dignity. It expresses
honoring all that is pure in the human condition. Inherent
in this posture is an attitude of loving intention and devotion
to something that is greater than us.
is a forward bend. In doing this pose your attention is drawn
inward. Your back is rounded and your eyes close as your forehead
comes down. Your outer awareness turns inward toward your
chest, and you make contact with your heart center.
Come onto your hands and knees.
Separate your knees wider than your hips.
Move your hips back toward your feet.
Keep your hips as low as possible as you walk your hands forward
so that they stand out straight.
Separate your fingers and let your hands touch the floor.
Inhale and exhale in this position ten times.
Use your hand to slowly lift yourself up to the original beginning