- 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.
- 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.
- 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.