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Extended Child’s Pose

Balasana

Benefits

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

Step 1

Kneel on the floor, with your big toes touching each other.

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

Comfortably stretch your arms in front of you. For a nice back stretch, walk your fingers forward.

Step 5

Relax and breathe, holding this pose.

Tip

To help encourage breathing in this pose, pretend to be a mouse and make little squeaking noises.

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