Today I thought it was time to take things back to basics! Child's pose or balasana in Sanskrit is one of those yummy restorative poses. Everyone from beginner to more advanced yogis can feel the benefits of child's pose. So let's break it down.
How to do it:
On an exhale bring the big toes to touch sending the sit bones towards the heels. Knees can be together or you can bring them about as wide as your mat, whichever feels best for you. Knees wide can be a really nice but gentle hip opener. Take a deep breath.
Send the finger tips forwards towards the front of your mat, allow your belly to rest on your thighs and your forehead to come to the mat below you. Breathe space and length into the spine on each inhale, on each exhale sinking the sit bones towards the heels a little bit more. Feel yourself grounding into the earth, letting go of any stress or tension.
Benefits: Allows you to let go of stress. Gently stretches your low back, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Relaxes the spine, shoulders and neck. Calms the mind.
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