Balasana (Child Relaxation Pose)

Bal asana is based on the way a child sleeps, free from all the worries of the world. This asana is ideal for taking rest and for relaxation. While doing yoga asanas in prone position, this asana is utilised for taking rest after doing an asana. Read these Yoga Workout Tips for beginners before starting yoga asanas.

Steps

  • Lie down on your stomach in prone position.
  • Keep your left leg straight and fold right leg so that your right foot is placed near to your left knee in a relaxed manner.
  • Move your head to the right and place it on floor.
  • Keep your left arm straight and place it close to your body, parallel to the body.
  • Fold your right arm and place it near to your face, palm facing downward.
  • Breathe normally and relieve your mind of all tensions. Feel that your body is getting relaxed and lighter.
  • Repeat the above procedure to other side

  • Keep your right leg straight and fold left leg so that your left foot is placed near to your right knee in a relaxed manner.
  • Move your head to the left and place it on ground.
  • Keep your right arm straight and place it close to your body, parallel to the body.
  • Fold your left arm and place it near to your face, palm facing downward.
  • Breathe normally and relieve your mind of all tensions. Feel that your body is getting relaxed and lighter.

Practice

  • Perform this asana for relaxation just like shava asana. This asana is quite soothing in case you feel too tired.
  • Perform this asana for rest after doing an asana in prone position.
  • Perform this asana before going to sleep for getting a restful deep sleep.

Benefits

  • It completely relaxes the mind.
  • This asana is ideal for people suffering from insomnia.

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