Child’s Pose (Balansana) is my second favorite yoga pose — second only to Corpse Pose (Shivasana) which is typically done resting on your back with soft music playing at the end of class. I don’t know about you, but I like gentle yoga that borders on meditation.
Like Shivasana, Child’s Pose is also a resting posture. But this one gives a gentle stretch to various parts of your body — including your back, hips, thighs and ankles. Many yoga classes include several Child Poses throughout the practice to give students time to reset their bodies in between more strenuous postures.
Some folks struggle with the mechanics of Child’s Pose. They either can’t get their chest down to their thighs or they can’t get their forehead to the floor. If this is you, scroll down below the first video for a second introductory video that offers some troubleshooting tips. In either case, be sure not to bend your neck too much when doing this posture.
Child’s Pose is very restorative.
Here’s a simple 5-minute video:
Child’s Pose with Helpful Props:
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