To get into this meditation pose the child must be totally confident. If necessary, use a mat or a cover. Do the exercise with the child. Support their spine in a straight position, and the lower part of the body arched so they can sit for a long enough time. Also ask the child to sit against a wall so their back is perfectly straight. Have the child relax their shoulders, neck, and jaw, and breathe calmly through the nose while concentrating on breathing and on the air that comes in and out of the nostrils. Concentration will be improved by keeping the eyes shut. Young children should hold the pose for five minutes (tell them a story or put on some music). The older ones can hold the pose for fifteen minutes.
This pose helps the child relax and rest by loosening the muscles.
1. Lie on your back, legs slightly apart.
2 Bend your legs so your feet are flat on the floor.
3. Bring your arms up above your head. Hold this relaxing position for at least five minutes, breathing normally.
4 Come back to the original position by placing your legs and arms on the floor.