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Child's Pose

Body Part: Shoulders, Posterior Shoulder, Back, Latissimus Dorsi, Erector Spinae, Shins

Equipment: None

Difficulty: Beginner

Description

Step 1: Get into a quadruped (on all fours) position with toes pointed and together, knees apart and glutes sitting on your heels.

Step 2: Slowly slide your hands forward on the floor allowing your chest to drop and arms to extend out in front of you.

Step 3: Lower and reach and roll the thumbs upward as far as possible until a good stretch is felt in the shoulders, latissimus hips or lower back.

Step 4: Hold for the recommended time.

Step 5: Maintain posture throughout. Keep a relaxed breathing pattern. Avoid letting the head fall toward the ground, holding the breath, or straining into a stretch.