Balasana or Child’s Pose

Balasana or Child’s Pose

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. 

 

Steps

  1. Sit on the yoga mat on your heels (in vajrasana position). You can keep your knees together or wide apart.
  2. Inhale, while exhaling slowly bend forward touching your forehead to the mat.
  3. 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. 
  4. Gently press your chest on the thighs or in between the thighs if they are apart.
  5. Stay in the position for 45 seconds or as long as you feel comfortable. Keep breathing normally there.
  6. To return back, place your palms below your shoulders and gently raise your body up. Relax.

 

Benefits

  1. Helps relieve back pain.
  2. Helps lengthen and stretch the spine.
  3. Relives fatigue. A great pose to ease anxiety and stress.
  4. Eases neck pain.
  5. Stimulates digestion.

 

Contraindication

Should be avoided under the following conditions:-

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Knee injury

By.

Hetal Trivedi ( Yoga Expert )

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