Balasana – Child’s Pose
Balasana is a resting pose that can be used at any time, and is especially enjoyable after a challenging pose.
- Kneel on the floor. Bring your big toes together, and separate your knees about as wide as your yoga mat. Bring the hips back towards the heels.
- Lay your torso down between your thighs. Stretch your arms forward, keeping them shoulder width apart and rest the elbows on the ground.
- Rest your forehead and base of the nose on the ground, allowing the back of the neck to be long.
- Balasana is a resting pose. Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes.
* To deepen the pose exhale a few times by the mouth with a sigh and feel the stretch deepen.
- If you have difficulty sitting on your heels in this pose, place a folded blanket between your back thighs and calves.
- Another variation of Child’s pose, is bringing the knees together and the arms alongside the thighs with the forehead resting on the ground.
- Calms the body, mind and spirit and stimulates the third eye point.
- Stretches the low back
- Helps relieve stress and fatigue
- Tones the abdominal organs
- Relieves back and neck pain
- Stimulates digestion and elimination.
- Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles
- Recent or chronic injury to the knees.