Yoga Pose -Balasana(Child’s Pose)

This pose helps to relax both the mind and body, and can effectively clear away the stress of the day.You may stretch your arms out in front of you on the floor or bring them to rest with your palms beside your feet. It is a relaxation and resting pose that normalizes circulation and gently stretches the hips, thighs, ankles and spine.Child’s pose will help with any fear,doubt, or anxiety. It will help calm the body, as well as open up the hips, thighs, shoulders, and can be therapeutic for backache and deep tension.

How To Do:

Kneel on a yoga mat and slowly rest your hips on your feet.

Bend your upper body and lean towards the floor.

Place your chest in between your thighs and rest your forehead on the ground.

Relax your hands and let it lay on the floor freely.

Breathe gently and continue the process for 2 to 3 minutes.

In this asana, the body faces the floor in fetal postion.This is passive and relaxing pose.

The forehead has to touch the floor, if your forehead cannot touch the floor, use yoga block or a book.

Rest and breathe for as long as you want.

Benefits:

This pose helps soothe headaches as it relaxes upper back and neck.
Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue.
Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported.

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