Balasana or the Yoga child’s posture: How to perform it and what are its benefits
If you are looking for a yoga posture or asana that allows you to rest, relax and unload your back, in the child’s posture or Balasana you have found your ideal friend. It is a simple position with many benefits for our body, as long as we do it properly, do you know how to carry it out correctly?
Whether you practice Yoga regularly or train any other sport ( running , training in the room, group classes) Balasana is one of the best positions that can come to you when it comes to relaxing and stretching your back .
Among its benefits we can find the stretching of the entire lumbar area (that’s why it is very indicated after making other positions, such as the sphinx, the dog facing up or the cobra , which represent a great job of this muscle group and a great lumbar flexion ) and the reduction of stress and fatigue (so it helps us to relax).
If we also do it with the arms stretched forward rather than picked up on both sides of the body, the child’s posture also helps us to stretch the shoulders , and it is interesting to run after some postures like the dog face down , in which Part of our weight is in these joints.
How to make Balasana or the child’s posture correctly
We kneel on the floor on the mat, sitting on our heels : the thumbs of the feet should be kept together and the knees should be about the width of our hips.
While we release the air, we lean our back until we reach the ground with our forehead , which is supported by it. The coccyx should be elongated and our whole body relaxed, since it is a relaxing posture.
The arms, traditionally, are placed on both sides of the body and backwards , so that the least are approximately at the same height as the feet. Sometimes, to stretch more back and shoulder area, can be placed to the opposite side, in front of our body.
Since it is a simple posture to maintain, we can use it as part of post-exercise relaxation and keep it there as long as we think is necessary. When we get back in, we must do it slowly to avoid possible dizziness.