The Child’s pose
The Child’s pose is a resting position and belongs to the yoga postures that are used to open the mind and restore harmony and balance. Balasana is one of the positions that can best come to you when it comes to relaxing and stretching your back. Among its benefits, we can find the stretching of the whole lumbar area, reduction of stress and fatigue.
If we also do it with the arms stretched forward rather than picked up on both sides of the body, the child’s posture also helps us to stretch the shoulders, and it is interesting to run after some postures like the dog face down, in which Part of our weight is in these joints.
Child’s pose benefits
- Stretches the ankles, feet, quads, and hips, as well as the entire back, shoulders, and neck.
- It helps more blood flows to the brain, creating a calming and relaxing effect on the mind.
- It gently relaxes the muscles of the front body, including the abs and chest.
- Your entire body is supported, your arms and shoulders are relaxed, and your hips are resting.
If you use Balasana as an active pose, you can press your hands to the floor, raising your elbows to energize your arms and back. You can increase the stretch in your hips by reaching your hips toward your heels.
Child’s pose Step by step
- From a kneeling position on the floor, knees together and aligned. Drop the buttocks on your heels.
- Stretch the column up. While releasing air, lean forward from the pelvis to bend the upper part of the body. Rest the chest on the thighs and extend the arms backward, to the sides of the body.
- Support the hands on the reverse side of the palms, slightly curving the fingers. Eliminates tension from the shoulders, widening the back of the back. Relax the elbows and the lower third of the back.
- Take advantage of this position to focus on your breathing and be aware of it. every time you take air to try to perceive the movement of the breath on the back of the torso. When you release the air of breathing a kind of internal consolidation will be created.
- When we get back in, we must do it slowly to avoid possible dizziness.
Contraindications and precautions
- Do not practice it If you have diarrhea.
- Do not practice it If you are pregnant.
- Do not practice it If you have a knee injury.