The Benefits of Child’s Pose

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Written By: Lauren Mahlberg

Also referred to as Balasana, it’s Sanskrit name, Child’s Pose is a great pose for many ailments.

You may have heard one of your teachers say, “Child’s Pose is always an option throughout practice.” This pose can be used to quiet the body and the mind, and help you look inward to find peace. Whenever stress takes over, whenever you need to reconnect with your breath, your intention, Balasana is always there for you.

In addition to the mental and emotional benefits, here are some of the physical reasons to take a few extra breaths in Child’s Pose:

  • Helps calm the brain
  • Relieves stress
  • Eases lower back pain
  • Creates a nice stretch in the hips and thighs
  • Increases circulation
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