How to Child’s Pose – Balasana

Ready to find some relief? Try the Child’s Pose! This posture is a great way to release tension and ease stress levels. Not only does it provide an excellent stretch for your thighs, hips and neck, but you can also stay in this pose as long as feels comfortable.

When beginning, make sure that you’re taking care not to strain any muscles or aggravate existing back pain with too-strenuous movements; consider using props such cushions or bolsters so that you remain fully supported while ensuring maximum comfort throughout your practice session.

Child’s Pose, also known as Balasana, is a resting pose that helps to stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles. Here’s how to perform this pose:

  1. Begin on your hands and knees, with your wrists aligned under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
  2. Inhale and lift your arms up towards the ceiling, keeping your shoulders relaxed.
  3. Exhale and lower your hips back towards your heels, bringing your chest towards the ground.
  4. Extend your arms in front of you, keeping your palms facing down.
  5. Hold the pose for as long as you like, continuing to breathe deeply and allowing your body to relax.

As you perform the pose, it’s important to keep your hips relaxed and your shoulders and neck elongated. If you’re unable to touch your heels with your hips, you can place a blanket or bolster under your hips for support. Remember to listen to your body and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you are comfortable.

Experience the power of Child’s Pose with a supportive nest! Start by placing a folded blanket beneath your sitting bones and then use a rolled towel under each knee to allow for increased intensity.

Let your shoulders drop away from your ears as you widen those knees, an especially beneficial stretch for pregnant women! However, if recovering from an injury or have back issues, begin using more gentle poses like Cat-Cow Pose before attempting this one.

You can practice the pose for as little as 30 seconds, or as long as several minutes. You should pay attention to your breathing while you’re doing the Child’s Pose.

How to Childs Pose - Balasana / Canva
How to Childs Pose – Balasana