Child’s Pose to the Rescue: Cool Tool #3

I’ve got the perfect remedy for you if any of the following sound familiar.

  • You’re sensitive. Sensitive to sounds, scents, people’s energy…
  • You’ve got a lot on your plate. Deadlines, new projects, the world’s longest “to do list.”
  • Something’s thrown you off balance. A conflict that leaves you in tears, a realization that you missed a deadline, or bad news.
  • You’re craving rest and renewal. Now. Pronto. This instant please.
  • You want to dig a hole and crawl in.


Child’s Pose to the Rescue

With child’s pose you instantly cut off stimulation. No props needed. It soothes your nervous system. Your mind will relax.

On a physical level child’s pose will passively open your hips and back. If you’re the kind of person who defaults to action, passive poses like child can be a great practice. With the pose you get to practice a way to “let the pose do you” instead of you doing the pose. It gifts you with a way to allow something to happen as opposed to muscling it into place.

If your knees, back, or hips won’t let you come into the full pose watch the video for some gentle variations.

How did this pose work for you?


  • Joni

    It was really nice to see you actually doing the pose. Thanks!

  • Joni

    This one came just in time to help me with working with my mother-in-law’s  accident and subsequent surgery. There were just times that I needed a “time out” and this worked perfectly. Thanks!

  • sharon

    Joni-I’m so glad to know this helped during your stressful time.

    And thanks for  the feedback on the video. I’ll be doing more of them.