Child’s Pose

Child’s pose is one of the most restorative yoga poses and is great for helping calm down and relieve stress. Also known as Balasana, Child’s Pose is wonderful for letting us slow down during a yoga workout and focus on our breath.  It can be used any time you are starting to feel overtaxed.  Simply come to balasana and breathe…

 

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To get into Child’s Pose, start on your hands and knees. Then make your knees wider than your hips and have your big toes touch. Another variation is to keep the knees together.  Most people find child’s pose with wide-spread knees more comfortable and just as effective.  Slowly bring your hips to your heels and walk your hands forward as you rest your head down. Be sure to do all this at the speed that is right for you.

 

Benefits of Child’s Pose

 

  • Stretches out the lower back, hips and thighs
  • Relaxes the neck, shoulders and spine, shoulders
  • Increases blood circulation