Balasana, more commonly known as Child’s Pose, is one of the easier yoga poses for beginners to learn. To get into Child’s Pose, get onto your knees and sit upright on your heels. Extend your torso forward until you can gently rest your forehead on the ground. Bring your arms forward and lower your chest to your knees, or as close as it remains comfortable. Hold the pose and practice breathing deep into your torso. Exhale and release to push into a deeper fold.
Child’s Pose helps you to relax and breathe into your back. It also stretches hips, thighs, and ankles, and may help relieve neck and back pain.
After mastering Child’s Pose, keep reading to learn how to do the mountain pose.