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Child’s Pose (Balasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



CHILD’S POSE


Sanskrit NameBalasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Bala – Child, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Forward Fold Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA)?


Child’s Pose (Balasana) is a foundational restorative yoga pose that relieves feelings of stress and anxiety and stretches your hips and legs.


DO NOT PRACTICE CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA) IF:

  1. You have a leg or lower back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA)

  1. Stretches your hips and legs

  2. Relieves feelings of anxiety and stress

  3. Alleviates lower back and neck pain


Child's Pose | Balasana | Yoga With Nutan


HOW TO PRACTICE CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Kneel on the ground, touch your big toes and widen your knees as far as your hips. Exhale and lean your torso forward.

  2. Stretch your arms in front of you for Extended Child’s Pose. This is a restorative resting pose.

  3. Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable, breathe deeply and reconnect with yourself.


Extended Child's Pose | Balasana | Yoga With Nutan


CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA) VARIATION – USE A BLANKET


Place a blanket between your thighs and under your head whilst practicing this pose. It will bolster you up if you find it difficult to stretch out on the ground.


PREPARATORY POSES



Happy Baby Pose - Ananda Balasana


COUNTER POSES


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