March 19, 2024

Yoga Teacher Training - Child's Pose

Child's Pose (Balasana in Sanskrit) is an accessible restorative yoga posture found across a wide variety of yoga styles - from full-on yin yoga classes to power vinyasa sessions. No matter if you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, mastering Child's Pose will prove immensely useful, assisting healing processes while offering a safe haven in which to rest your head and restore yourself.

Starting from tabletop, move your knees wide (to whatever feels comfortable). Move your butt down toward the heels while simultaneously drawing together big toes if possible. Finally, extend arms either forward with palms on floor or resting along torso for comfort if neck and shoulders feel compressed.

Breathing while lying down can be a formidable task, since your belly pressurizes against the thighs, forcing you to breathe through new points on the body - such as behind yourself. Over time, with practice you may discover you breathe more intentionally as a result.

Another amazing benefit of this pose is that it offers a wonderful stretch for the quadriceps - four large muscles found at the front of your thighs - making this pose ideal for sciatica pain relief and relieving any associated discomfort. Depending on your flexibility and starting position, use of blocks, bolsters or blankets can further make this pose more comfortable; alternatively if your head doesn't touch the floor use of an assistant such as a block to ensure strain doesn't place additional strain on your neck.


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