Today’s pose is a favorite of mine, Child’s pose. It was the first pose I had learned in yoga and one I frequent a lot at home if my lower back is hurting. Start off in table top position with your shoulders over your hands and hips over ankles. Push your lower body back onto your heels and straighten out your arms. I prefer a wide-legged stance but you can also keep your knees together and place your arms back behind you for a more restorative option.
If you are struggling in a pose during class or just need to take a few breaths to get focused, get into child’s pose. There you can work on your breath and still maintain a stretch.