Balasana is a relaxing pose which is done in every yoga class. ‘Bala’ means child and ‘asana’ means pose. This is a gentle and calming pose in a fetal position. It relieves you physically, mentally and emotionally.
- Sit on the yoga mat on your heels (in vajrasana position). You can keep your knees together or wide apart.
- Inhale, while exhaling slowly bend forward touching your forehead to the mat.
- Either stretch your arms in front of you with palms downwards touching the mat or bring your arms alongside your thighs with the palm facing upwards.
- Gently press your chest on the thighs or in between the thighs if they are apart.
- Stay in the position for 45 seconds or as long as you feel comfortable. Keep breathing normally there.
- To return back, place your palms below your shoulders and gently raise your body up. Relax.
- Helps relieve back pain.
- Helps lengthen and stretch the spine.
- Relives fatigue. A great pose to ease anxiety and stress.
- Eases neck pain.
- Stimulates digestion.
Should be avoided under the following conditions:-
- Knee injury
Hetal Trivedi ( Yoga Expert )