Sanskrit Name – Balasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Bala – Child, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Forward Fold Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Full Body
WHAT IS CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA)?
DO NOT PRACTICE CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA) IF:
You have a leg or lower back injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA)
Stretches your hips and legs
Relieves feelings of anxiety and stress
Alleviates lower back and neck pain
HOW TO PRACTICE CHILD’S POSE (BALASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Kneel on the ground, touch your big toes and widen your knees as far as your hips. Exhale and lean your torso forward.
Stretch your arms in front of you for Extended Child’s Pose. This is a restorative resting pose.
Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable, breathe deeply and reconnect with yourself.
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.
Happy Baby Pose - Ananda Balasana