Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose, or “Balasana” in Sanskrit, is a calming yoga pose. Practice it for 1 minute today to relax your body and center your mind. …Then, arise refreshed.

To try it:
Sit on the floor with your shins tucked underneath you. Your hips can rest on your heels.
Lay your belly over your thighs and reach your arms out in front of you, allowing them to rest on the floor.
Let your head hang, so that your forehead can rest on the floor between your arms.
Relax: Let your entire body soften. Close your eyes. Take long, deep breaths.

In this position, the body feels supported, safe and secure – so the mind can find ease. When the head rests, it creates a light pressure point on the space between the eyebrows. By drawing all of your attention to this point, much of the clutter in the mind fades away. Channel all of your mental energy here to center your mind.

Modifications:
Place a blanket or pillow under the ankles, knees, hips or forehead if you experience any discomfort in the pose.
Sit in a chair and rest your forehead and arms on a table or desk in front of you, if it is not possible to get down onto the floor.
If you carry a lot of tension in your neck, stack your fists on the ground and let your forehead rest on top of them. Gently roll the head side to side to loosen the neck and massage the “third eye” space.