Child’s Pose (Balasana)- steps/Benefits/Contradiction
The term “Balasana” is a Sanskrit word which means child pose. It is a resting pose in the fetal position.
- Sit on Vajrasana. Inhale long raising hands upwards. (If you cannot sit in this manner then you can take help of blanket placing around heels.)
- With an exhalation go forward so that forehead and palms touch the ground.
- Keep the respiration normal and focus over there for conscious breathing.
- For the active pose, stretch the hands forwards over the head and lengthen the tailbone backward.
- Stay in the pose for about 1 minute concentrating on the whole body.
- Calms body and mind and stimulates the third eye.
- Helps to stretch lower back, hips, thigh, and ankle gently.
- Gives a good massage to abdominal organs.
- Promotes circulation, digestion, and elimination.
- Helps in alleviating stress and anxiety.
Avoid practicing Balasana during- knee injury, diarrhea, and pregnancy
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