Yoga Pose: Child's (Balāsana)

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  • Child's

  • Balāsana

  • bala = child
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Prone / Forward Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Description:

    From a kneeling position, the toes and knees are together with most of the weight of the body resting on the heels of the feet. The arms are extended back resting alongside the legs. The forehead rests softly onto the earth. The gaze is down and inward.

  • Benefits:

    Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles. Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue. Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported.