Child Pose (Balasana) helps relieve stress, and calms the nervous system. It is a great pose to take 30 – 60 seconds in anytime you are feeling tired during your yoga routine. It provides a gentle stretch for the hips, thighs and ankles.
Child Pose – How To
1 Come onto your knees and bring your heels together.
2 Widen your knees and exhaling bring your torso down between your thighs, lengthening your spine.
3 Place your forehead on the ground, and allow your shoulders to fall forwards.
You can have your hands by your sides, palms up (as in the picture) or you can stretch your arms in front of you. Choose which suits you best in the moment.
If you have weak or injured knees please do this pose with care.
Related terms: Cobra Pose, Yoga Poses, Lotus Pose, Fish Pose, Child's Pose Modifications, Child S Pose Stretch, Restorative Child's Pose, Chair Pose