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Unformatted text preview: Child's pose. Safety Persons with the following conditions should not partake in this pose: 1. Back or Knee injuries 2. Hernia 3. Women who are pregnant Improperly executed, this pose could compromise the knees and the spine. Because the spine is placed out of alignment and pressure is applied, this pose can lead to ruptured disks. Any backward extension of the spine should be done exclusively using the back muscles and should never be forced. In addition, the spine should always be extended fully from the hip bones to the head before moving into any pose. Benefits There are several different categories of benefits. The first is the physical. The physical benefits of this pose are: 1. Increases strength and flexibility of the entire spine are. 2. Stretches the neck, shoulders, arms and legs 3. Massages the digestive organs The next benefit category is the mental: 1. Improves concentration...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course YOGA 165 taught by Professor Bella during the Spring '08 term at New Mexico.
- Spring '08