Yoga Baby Pose


The baby yoga pose is most often known as child pose.It is a common relaxation asana in both yoga and pilates. It is particularly beneficial to those who work on their abdominal or back muscles because it helps stretch these muscles.

If you’ve been putting yoga in the it’s too hard for me category, this pose may be enough to change your mind.

It’s really, really easy and all you need is 2 minutes and a flat surface like a floor or even a your bed. However, I recommend you use a yoga mat if you have one.

Yoga Baby Pose – Variation 1

To get started, place your yoga mat in a quiet room where you won’t be disturbed.

  • 1. Kneel on your yoga mat (facing the length of the mat).
  • 2. Sit on your heels.
  • 3. Bend down vertebrae by vertebrae until your forehead touches the mat.
  • 4. Place your arms next to your feet, palms up.
  • 5. Relax and breathe.
childpose

Child’s Pose – Variation 2

  • 1. Kneel on your yoga mat (facing the length of the mat).
  • 2. Sit on your heels.
  • 3. Bend down vertebrae by vertebrae until your forehead touches the mat.
  • 4. Place your arms in front of you, palms down.
  • 5. Relax and breathe.
child2

The second variation on this asana is particularly good for stretching your lower back. I use it regularly during my Pilates workouts and it’s truly two minutes of heaven!

Learn more about the baby yoga pose, yoga and relaxation at home.