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Childs pose (Balasana)

April 18, 2018

Type: Seated

Level: Beginner

 

Steps:

Sit with legs bent underneath in a kneeled position. Bend the torso and arms out in front and rest the forhead on the mat.

 

Props & Assistance:

•Place a folded blanket between the back of your thighs and calves if you find it difficult to sit on your heels.

•Place a block or your palms under the forehead if you find it difficult to reach the mat.

 

Variations:

•Arms in front

•Arms to sides

•Knees together / Knees wide

 

Preparatory poses:

A good resting pose before any asana

 

Follow up poses:

A good resting pose after any asana

 

Benefits:

•A good resting pose before or after any asana

•Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles

•Calms the mind and helps relieve stress and fatigue

 

Caution/Avoid:

•Diarrhoea

•Pregnancy (take legs wide)

•Knee injury

•If you are thinking of starting yoga and have a medical condition, it is advisable to check with your doctor.

 

 

 

 

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