Mermaid Yoga: Childs Pose – Balasana


with Laura Gonzalez

We are thrilled to introduce Laura Gonzales to The Mermaid Society. Click on her image above to view her profile. 

#1 Childs Pose – Balasana

Wide knee variation

To get into the pose- bring your knees wide and big toes to touch. Stretch your arms forward and turn your palms face down on the mat. Lengthen through your torso while drawing your shoulder blades down your back. Bring your forehead and bridge of your nose to rest on the mat and draw your hips back towards your heels. Engage through your core as you melt your chest down. As you inhale, feel the breath expanding your back body and notice how the sides of your ribs expand, as you exhale, surrender deeper.

Stay in this rhythm of breathing for at least 30 seconds, up to a few minutes.

Pose Benefits:

Balasana or Childs Pose is a great resting or preparatory pose. This pose facilitates a feeling of grounding thereby relieving stress and creating a calming effect. It gently opens and stretches the hips, ankles, thighs, and in this variation with arms overhead lengthens through the sides of the torso.

Check out the Rest of the Flow in the Series so far…

DISCLAIMER* Please be advised that The Mermaid Society provides Yoga poses as a story of interest. Should you chose to try a pose or activity you do so at your own risk and The Mermaid Society takes no responsibility for injury sustained by or from you participating in the activity. If you are not sure whether you should participate in an activity please check with your local General Practitioner GP. 

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