Week One Restorative Pose: Child’s Pose
This week’s pose, Child’s Pose, helps support the relationship between our diaphragm and pelvic floor, which is incredibly important for core function and strength.
The pelvic floor muscles can become quite tense when we live in a state of hyperactivity and anxiety and so taking some time as often as you can throughout your week to relax will be incredibly helpful for your body as well as your brain!
What you need:
(Optional) Use blankets, towels or pillows to pad in front of your ankles, behind your knees, under your belly and chest or forehead if you feel discomfort in any of those areas.
THE SET UP
Come onto the floor and sit your bum back toward your heels with your arms stretched out in front (if comfortable) and your head on the ground. If your head doesn’t rest on the ground, take a pillow, book or yoga block under your forehead.
Allow your breathe to fill into the back and sides of your ribcage and imagine As you imagine/feel/sense a softening or blossoming in the pelvic floor area as you inhale. As you exhale do nothing and allow your muscles to naturally draw back.
Rest here for 1-3 minutes.