Balasana – Childs pose
BALASANA or Childs Pose is a beautiful restful posture which balances and restores and bring harmony to the body. It also opens up the mind and makes it more receptive. This is a pose that you can include in between other poses – poses that are more demanding.
How to do this pose:
Kneel on the floor with the knees close together. Bring the buttocks towards the heels. Lengthen up through the spine. Bring the heart close to the thighs and rest the forehead on the floor. If this is too difficult, rest the head on the hands instead – keeping one fist on top of the other. As you exhale, sink deeper and deeper into the pose and to a relaxed state.
This pose offers a opportunity to practise our breath. Every time you breath in, tune into the movement of the breath in the back of the horse. Feel it expand and widen all the way down to the sacrum. Every time you exhale, release all tension and feel the muscles soften. Observe the flow of the great through the whole body.