Day 2 of my yoga challenge is Child’s pose or Balasana. This is considered a resting pose and is very restorative. Many of the yoga classes I have taken the instructor invites participants to go into Child’s pose if they need a break, rest or a moment to catch their breath and refocus. There are two ways to do this posture. The first you can keep your knees together and either let your arms stretch out in front of you or down by your sides. The second way you can do this is by keeping your knees wide, big toes touching and arms spread out in front of you.
I like to use Balasana to reset and refocus my pranayama or breath. Occasionally I will move through some twists in Child’s pose. Start by sitting on your knees, spreading them apart and stretching the arms forward in front of you. Take your right arm and “thread the needle” through the left opening of this posture. If you feel comfortable in this position gently lift your left arm up towards the ceiling . If you want to take it a step further bind your left arm behind your body to your right hip. Remember to always do both sides of this stretch to get an even workout.
If I have any kind of back pain or soreness, I use Child’s pose to get a little relief. It’s a great post to help restore and revive your spirit whether in your yoga practice or on its own.
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