Child pose (Balasana)

Do you often feel tired and exhausted? Do you have enough time to relax and unwind? The most common excuse we use to avoid any exercise or relaxation period is that there is not enough time for such activities. Ask yourself, what is really a priority in your life? If you ask me, my answer would be the health of my mind, body and deep peace. The techniques and exercises practiced in yoga are known as deep relaxation exercises. If you pay attention, yoga positions often imitate animals because of their naturalness, relaxation and innocence. The case is identical with children. Children are by nature more relaxed and free than adults. There is a series of children's positions in yoga, and here is one of the most commonly used.

The effects and benefits of this Asana:

  • Gently stretches and relaxes the lower back, hips, ankles and thighs
  • It calms and relaxes the central nervous system because it gives a feeling of security and carefreeness
  • Relieves stress and reduces the feeling of fatigue
  • Relieves back pain
  • Deep breathing in this position allows for better lung ventilation as well as a light massage
  • It reduces muscle tension and lowers blood pressure
  • A custom version with extended knees is practiced in pregnancy!
  • You sit on your heels, your hands are next to your feet. Inhale and gently exhale into the fold so that your forehead touches the floor and your abdomen touches your thighs while your arms are stretched out next to your body.
  • If you can't lower your forehead to the floor, place your hand over your hand and rest it on the floor in front of you.
  • Hold in position for 30 seconds to a few minutes.

 

Variations of this Asana:

  • For this exercise there is also a variant with joined palms above the head (Namaskar position)
  • You can also stretch your arms in front of you and increase the stretching of your back and shoulder girdle, this way you will enter the so-called rabbit position.
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