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Balasana-1

Alternative Name :-Child Posture, Baby Pose, Foetus Pose, Bal Asan, Bala Asana, Garbhasana, Gharbha Asana, Gharabh Asan

Balasana is a resting pose that can precede or follow any asana. It looks like a foetus that’s why it is also called Foetus pose or Garbhasana.

How to start OR How to reach the stretch :-

  • Firstly kneel on the floor.
  • Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips.
  • Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs.
  • Broaden your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and narrow your hip points toward the navel, so that they nestle down onto the inner thighs.
  • Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of the pelvis while you lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck.
  • Feel how the weight of the front shoulders pulls the shoulder blades wide across your back.
  • Balasana is a resting pose.
  • Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes.Beginners can also use Balasana to get a taste of a deep forward bend, where the torso rests on the thighs.
  • Stay in the pose from 1 to 3 minutes.

How to end OR How to release the stretch :-

  • To come up, first lengthen the front torso, and then with an inhalation lift from the tailbone as it presses down and into the pelvis.

How it help or Benfits of Balasana-1:-

  • Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles.
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue.
  • Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported.

Precaution of Balasana-1:-

  • Diarrhea.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Knee injury: Avoid Balasana unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
  • Yoga