Level: Beginner


1. From Child pose, hold onto the heels with the hands and pull the forehead in towards the knees with the top of the head on the floor.

2. Holding tightly onto the heels, inhale and lift the hips up towards the ceiling. Roll onto the crown of the head and press the forehead as close to the knees as possible.

3. Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.

4. To release: slowly exhale and lower the hips to the heels and slide the forehead back to the floor into child pose.

Benefits + Contraindications

Benefits: Rabbit pose lengthens the spine and stretches the back, arms, and shoulders while stimulating the immune and endocrine systems.

Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the knees, neck, spine or shoulders.

Modifications + Variations

Modifications: Place a folded blanket under the knees and/or head to protect them from pressure and stress.


Use one or more of the following postures to build a sequence leading up to this pose: Child, Table, Hero, Camel.

Use one or more of the following postures to build a sequence ending after this pose: Table, Cobra, Hero, Lion.


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