Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

The child’s pose is one of the easiest postures to perform in yoga and it is often performed as a resting pose. It’s ideal to utilize it between two difficult postures. The Sanskrit name for this is, Balasana. In which Bal means a child while asana stands for posture.

This posture is referred to as the child posture. This is because; your body bows in the fetal position in this pose. The child posture is popular because it eases the tension around the neck area as well as the back area. In addition to that, it stretches the hips muscles and at the same time strengthens the thigh muscles. The child pose has some benefits associated to it. Some of these benefits are that, it improves flexibility as well as blood circulation. The child pose also softens our internal organs. The posture also helps in relieving the pain in the back and the neck.

The techniques to perform the Child pose are:

  1. You should kneel down on the floor, with your buttocks on the heels. Your toes should touch each other and your knees should be apart. Then you should take a deep breath.
  2. You should then exhale and bend forward. The front of your body should rest on the thighs with your head on the ground
  3. You should then take a deep breath and return to the kneeling position
  4. You should then exhale and straighten your legs in front of you.

The bottom line is that, while you are practicing the child pose, you should ensure that your hips are on your heels at all times. If your hips are unwillingly raised away from the heels, you should press your hands on the ground. This will help you to put your hips back onto the heels.

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