Balasana (Child Pose)

By : Emma Laurence | : 26 September, 2020
Balasana (Child Pose)

Balasana (Child Pose)


Etymology and Origin of Balasana

Bālāsana is a Sanskrit word. Bala means Child in Sanskrit, Asana means Yoga. That is, Balasana is Child’s Pose. Actually, it is Child's Resting Pose, a Kneeling Asana as in Vajrasana.


Step by Step Instructions of Balasana

  • Balasana is not at all a difficult Yoga. It is rather very easy to perform. But it has many benefits.

  • It is normally practiced before and after Sirsasana, because it is a relaxing Asana.

  • Sit in Vajrasana position on your knees; your hips are on your heels.

  • Then gradually bend forward and keep your forehead on the ground.

  • Spread your hands straight forward; your palms are on the ground.

  • Your buttocks lie on your heels.

  • Exhale completely when you bend your body forward on the ground.

  • Continue to stay in this position as long as you can without inhaling.

  • Then come back to your original position.

  • Relax for a few seconds.

  • Then repeat the process 4 to 5 times.


Benefits of Balasana


Anatomical Focus & Disease Control

  • The Yoga helps elongate and strengthen your spine and cures back pain.

  • It also smoothens your ankles, hips, navel and shoulders.

  • It increases your digestive power.

  • It helps relieve your fatigue which is very common in the 21st century.

  • It also helps your lungs to function smoothly, and hence your blood becomes purified.

  • Your mind becomes calm and quiet if you practice Blasana for a continuous period.

  • It also removes anxiety and stress.

  • It helps blood circulation throughout your body.

  • Your tendons, muscles, cartilage and ligaments in the knee area are stretched and vitalized.


Benefits for Girls and Women

  • Your bust, hips, thighs and breasts will become smoothened.

  • Your oxygen supply will be optimized.

  • You will remain young and beautiful.

  • This Asana helps to stretch and lengthen your spine so that your figure will become hugely attractive.

  • Your navel fat will be reduced so that you will look younger.



  • People whose knees are weak should not forcefully do it.

  • Pregnant women also must not practice it.

  • If you are suffering from diarrhoea, stop doing it for the time period.

  • Girls and women should not do it during their Menstrual Period.


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About the author:

Emma Laurence
Emma Laurence
Human Psychologist
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