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.

Steps


  • 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.

Benefits


  • 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.

Contradiction


Avoid practicing Balasana during- knee injury, diarrhea, and pregnancy

 

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