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Child’s Pose

Balasana

Benefits

Stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles; calms the mind; relieves stress and fatigue.

Step 1

Kneel on the floor, touching your big toes together.

Step 2

Sit back on your heels, and separate your knees hip-width apart.

Step 3

Slowly bring your head down, and rest it on your mat in front of you.

Step 4

Rest your hands comfortably by your side.

Step 5

Relax and breathe, holding this pose.

Tip

To encourage breathing, have children pretend to be a mouse and squeak in this pose.

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