In Sanskrit “Bala” means “Child” and “Asana” means “Pose”. Hence it is called Balasana or Child Pose. Balasana pose stretches your lower back and spine. If you are suffering from back pain, then this pose is effective to release back pain.
Balasana Child Pose Steps
- Sit straight in vajrasana pose with an erect spine.
- Close your eyes and breathe normally.
- Now, while exhaling bend your upper body forward towards your thighs. Bring your chest to your knees and touch your forehead to the ground.
- Stretch your arms over your head and place your palms on the floor.
- Hold this position for a few minutes. Inhale and exhale slowly. You can hold this position as per your capacity. Should not over strain.
- Now, while inhaling slowly, release this pose to come back in starting position (Vajrasana).
- Repeat this cycle for 5-10 times.
Benefits of Child Pose (Balasana)
- Relieve back pain.
- Relaxes your whole body.
- Strengthen and stretches your back muscles and spine.
- Calms the mind and body.
- Stimulates and tones abdomen muscles.
- Improves digestion process.
- Improves blood circulation in the chest and brain.
- Reduces belly fat.
- Increases lungs capacity.
- Releases stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Precaution for Balasana (Child Pose)
- If suffering from knee problem or undergone knee surgery should not practice balasana.
- Avoid during pregnancy, diarrhea
- A high blood pressure patient should not practice balasana.