Balasana –Child Pose- (bah-LAHS-uh-nuh) — is a very common yoga pose. Balasana is a resting pose in a child asana. It is often used as a resting position after some difficult yoga poses and when you get tired to do yoga practice. The word “Balasana” comes from the Sanskrit words “bala” means “child” and “asana” means “pose”. It is a resting pose that stresses the thighs and also helps to relieve the pain in the back. If this asana we do with full gravitational pull, one thing notice that a great sense of mental, physical and emotional comfort.
Child Pose Technique
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. Move your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and contracted your hip points toward the navel point, so that they settle down onto the inner thighs. Increase your tailbone away from the back of the pelvis while you lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck.
Place your hands on the floor together with your torso, palms up, and release the front of your shoulders toward the floor and feel how the heaviness of the front shoulders pull the shoulders 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 position for 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.
Benefits of Balasana (Child pose)
- It will help to release tension.
- It helps to cure back pain and shoulders.
- This asana is highly recommended, especially if you have faintness or exhaustion during the day or during your workout.
- It helps to relieve stress and Fatigue.
- It helps to massage and flex the internal organs of the body, keeping them active and supple.
- This asana helps to stretch and lengthen the spine.
- If this asana is made with support on the head and torso, it relieves pain in the lower back and neck.
- It increases blood circulation throughout the body.
- It inspires the right way to breathe and composed the body and mind.
- Stretches and Strengthens muscle of hips, thighs, and ankles
Use Child Pose throughout practicing whenever you want a break between poses or you to get tired in between practicing. Get back to the yoga pose practice when you are feeling normal.
Breathe consciously and fully into the back of your torso. lets Imagine your back is moving toward the maximum, allowing the spine to extend and broaden. With each exhalation, release your front torso a little deeper into the pose.
- You can use pillows under your forehead if it is difficult to place on the floor.
- Knee injury: Avoid Balasana unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
- Always work within your own range of limits. Take doctor advice before practicing yoga.