Child Pose (Balasana)

Child Pose (Balasana)
  • The Sanskrit word Balasana is Pronounced As – BAHL-ahs-ahna
  • The Child Pose (Balasana) word derives from the Sanskrit word where Bala Stands for “Child.”
  • The variation of the Child Pose (Balasana) is the Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana).

Things you should be aware of before starting the pose –

  • The pose can be done in the early morning as well as evening.
  • If you are doing the pose in the evening, then make sure your stomach is empty.
  • Moreover, there should be at least 4 hours of gap between the meal and the yoga pose practice.
  • The yoga pose is for the Beginner level, and the style of the pose is Vinyasa yoga.
  • Also, the duration of the pose should be anywhere between 1 minute to 3 minutes.

How to do – 

  • The pose starts with a closing eyes state, and you need to focus on the breath. 
  • Now you need to bend your knees and keep your hips on your heels. 
  • Now lower your head and bring your hands towards your heels. 
  • Finally, pressure your thighs against your chest and breath lightly.
  • It is also equally important that if you feel uncomfortable, use a yoga mat or cushion while you lower your head. Also, a rolled towel under your ankles.

Tips for Beginners –

  • Practicing the Balasana can make one breathe consciously up to the back of your torso.

Benefits – 

  • Restful Pose as it energizes emotionally, mentally, and physically. 
  • It gently stretches your ankle, hips, knees, lower back, and thighs and relaxes the neck, shoulders, and spine.

Contraindications –

  • Ankle Problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Knee Injuries
  • Pregnant women need to avoid this pose.

Preparatory Poses – 

  • Hero Pose (Virasana)

Follow-up Poses – 

  • Balasana is a resting pose and can follow any asana.


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