Yoga positions: Child’s posture (Balasana)
Bala = son
Balasana or child ‘s posture is one of the yoga positions rest, which offers many benefits. To learn more about this position and can easily perform, follow step by step instructions below.
Be sure to read the benefits, contraindications and cautions, and tips for beginners that you get at the end.
Step by step for the child’s posture
- Kneel on the floor. Place your toes together and sit on your heels, then separates the knees almost the width of your hips.
- Exhale and put the torso down between your thighs. Sacrum extends through the back of your pelvis and close the hip points toward the navel, so that lean on the inner thighs. Lengthens the coccyx of the back of the pelvis as you lift the skull base of the back of the neck.
- Put your hands on the floor next to your torso, palms up and let rest your shoulders on the floor. Feels like the weight of the shoulder strap across the area through your back.
- The child ‘s posture is a resting pose. Among the positions yoga, beginners can also use Balasana to experience a deep forward bend, where the trunk rests on the thighs. Remains in the position of 1 to 3 minutes. To exit position, first lengthens the front torso, and then, with an inhalation, promotes the coccyx as pressed down and into the pelvis.
- Gently stretch the hips and thighs and knees.
- It gives calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue.
- Relieves back when done with the head and torso supported.
Contraindications and precautions
- If you have diarrhea
- If you are pregnant
- If you have a knee injury prevents child ‘s posture unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
Tips for Beginners
The yoga positions give us many benefits, for example, generally do not breathe consciously and fully in the back of the torso. The child ‘s posture gives us an excellent opportunity to do just that. Imagine that each breath is raising the back of the torso toward the sky, lengthening and widening the spine. Then, with each inhalation relaxes the torso a little deeper on your thighs.