The name of this yoga comes from Sanskrit Language in which bala means is child and asana means is posture so this pose is also called Child Pose Yoga in English. This pose is also good for kids. This pose calms the body, mind and spirit and stimulates the third eye point. Child pose gently stretches the low back, massages and tones the abdominal organs, and stimulates digestion and elimination.
|Child’s Pose Yoga (Balasana) Steps and Benefits|
Child Pose Yoga (Balasana) Steps
- Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips.
- Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs. Broaden your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and narrow your hip points toward the navel, so that they nestle down onto the inner thighs. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of the pelvis while you lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck.
- Lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso, palms up, and release the fronts of your shoulders toward the floor. Feel how the weight of the front shoulders pulls the shoulder blades wide across your back.
- Balasana is a resting pose. Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. Beginners can also use Balasana to get a taste of a deep forward bend, where the torso rests on the thighs. Stay in the pose from 1 to 3 minutes. To come up, first lengthen the front torso, and then with an inhalation lift from the tailbone as it presses down and into the pelvis.
Consideration and Precautions
Don't practice this yoga in case of knee injury, pregnancy and diarrhea.
Child Pose Yoga (Balasana) Benefits
- Help to relieve in back pain.
- Increase blood circulation.
- Helps to relieve stress and fatigue.
- Stretches and Strengthens muscle of thighs, hips and ankles