Balasana – Child’s Pose
Balasana, is also known as Child’s pose or Child’s resting pose.
Bala means Child and asana is posture.
This is a counter asana which is usually practiced before and after some difficult asana. You can use this pose as a warm-up pose.
Balasana gives the flexibility to spine and the lower back by stretching and releasing.
This pose is suitable for almost everyone except for the people with knee problem or high blood pressure and some other few people.
A step by step guide:
- Kneel on a floor.
- Seat on your heels and touch your big toes together.
- Separate your knees.
- Touch the floor by your forehead.
- Keep your forehead on the floor.
- Place your arms next to you with hands adjacent to feet and facing the palms upwards.
- Maintain this pose for up to two minutes.
- Release the asana by pressing the hands into the floor. Inhale while doing this.
- Back to the step one.
- Repeat this asana for 3 to 8 times.
Benefits of doing this asana:
- Increases the Flexibility.
- Stretches the spine.
- Relaxes the lower back and spine.
- It is an easy to do asana.
- Improves the blood circulation.
- It is good for digestion.
- Massages the internal organs.
- Gives calmness to your mind.
- Helps to cure back pain
- It helps to stretch ankles, thighs and hips
- It relives the pain in the lower back and neck.
Precaution and advice:
- If you are suffering from high blood pressure, please get a guidance to do this asana.
- People who are suffering from knee injuries or diarrhea should not allowed to do this pose.
- If it seems difficult to touch the floor by your forehead, then you can use the pillow between your forehead and the floor.