The Child’s Pose – Balasana
Sit in a kneeling position with the buttocks resting on the heels and the knees hip-width apart. While exhaling, lower the torso down between the thighs with the arms facing backwards, palms up, on the floor, or arms forward with the palms facing down. It’s your choice. Hold the position and then release.
- This pose has been used therapeutically to relieve stress.
It also relieves back and neck pain (when performed with the head and torso supported) and fatigue, and provides a gentle stretch for the hips, thighs and ankles.