Balasana is a Hatha yoga posture. Balasana is also called as "Child pose". It is s a restful pose or "Child's Resting Pose" in English.
In this pose, the knees are bent with the lower leg on the floor. The chest can rest either on the knees or the knees can be spread to about the width of a yoga mat, allowing the chest to go between the knees. The head is stretched forward toward the ground - the forehead may touch the ground. The arms may be stretched forward or turned backwards towards the feet.
Benefits of Balasana
Balasana is a simple relaxation position in yoga. The pose can become rather active through breath. Many yoga instructors recommend using this pose if a rest is needed and allow students to substitute this pose for Downward Dog during a sun salutation. It is usually practiced before and after Sirsasana / Headstand.
- Helps to reduce the stress, tension, fatigue and anxiety
- Calms the body and mind
- encourage Steady
- Avoid the diarrhea problem
- Gently stretches the hips, thighs and spine.
- Decreases the lower back and neck pain
- Avoid the headache as well as increases the blood circulation to the head