Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

PURPOSE

This pose is considered a resting pose. It is a great counter pose to a back bend like Sphinx. If at any point during your practice you need a break, return to this pose.

INSTRUCTIONS

Come to your hands and knees.

Separate your knees wider than your hips and bring your big toes together.

Sit back onto your heels.

Walk your hands forward and allow your belly to drop between your thighs as your ribs rest on the inner thighs.

Bring your forehead to the mat.

Keep your arms extended forward or bring them alongside you.

Hold for at least five breaths.

MODIFICATIONS

If it is difficult to sit back on your heels, try placing a blanket or bolster on top of your calves and sit on that.

This will ease any back or hip pain.

Child's pose is considered a resting pose. It is a great counter pose to a back bend like Sphinx. If at any point during your practice you need a break, return to this pose. #yoga #childpose #balasana #thefitjoy
>Child's pose is considered a resting pose. It is a great counter pose to a back bend like Sphinx. If at any point during your practice you need a break, return to this pose. #yoga #childpose #balasana #thefitjoy

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