Welcome to Day 21 Balasana / Child Pose
- Gently stretches your lower back, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles
- Relaxes your spine, shoulders, and neck
- Increases blood circulation to your head, minimizing headache symptoms
- Massages your internal organs
- Calms the mind and central nervous system
- Relieves stress, fatigue and tension
MUDRA: PRANA MUDRA
We recommend incorporating the Prana Mudra into your Child’s Pose exercise as it is believed to elicit our life force, or our prana, and activates the Svadhistana (Root) Chakra while stimulating the nourishing energy drawn from the floor.
How to: With each hand, place the tips of the thumb, ring finger and little finger together. Keep your other fingers extended. This mudra offers a stabilizing, calming preparation for the pose.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Knee injury: Avoid Balasana unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
Modifications and Props
If you have difficulty sitting on your heels in this pose, place a thickly folded blanket between your back thighs and calves.