The purpose of Balasana yoga is to help practitioners focus on their breath and to experience the stillness of the mind and body. This pose is said to be effective in relieving stress and fatigue, as well as tension headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. Additionally, it can improve digestion and relieve symptoms of menopause and PMS.
What is Balasana?
Balasana is called child pose in English. Young children should definitely be encouraged to do this asana as it is easy for small children to do. This seat looks like a baby in the womb.
Also, doing Balasana helps in improving mental health and this Asana is very important for enhancing memory. As children get older, it is easier for them to improve their memory with the help of this seat.
Although Balasan is easy to do, its benefits are many. Let’s learn the method of doing balasana and its benefits.
Method of doing Balasan
- When doing Balasan, first sit on the mat bed Vajrasana.
- Keep the spine straight, and bend the body forward.
- Take a deep breath and bend at the waist so that the head touches the ground.
- Keep both shoulders parallel to each other and keep your hands on the front side as shown in the figure.
- Breathing should be normal while doing asanas.
- Wait in this sitting position for 2-3 minutes. (Or as long as possible)
- Exhale and return to normal.
Benefits of doing Balasana
♦ Regular practice of balasana improves the function of the nervous system and we can solve many brain-related problems by getting ample blood supply to the brain.
♦ Regular practice of this asana eliminates problems like constipation.
♦ Balasana exercises relieve many problems related to the back and waist due to tension in the spinal cord.
♦ Doing Balasan keeps the body and mind calm.
♦ Regular practice of this asana strengthens and flexes the muscles of the back, waist, and shoulders.
Care to be taken while doing Balasan
Pregnant women should not do balasana.
The stomach should be cleansed before doing Balasan.
Do not put too much pressure on the head only if the head is leaning on the ground while doing balasana.
If you are looking for a way to increase your fitness, you can consider doing balasana. This can be an effective and safe way to build strength and endurance while improving flexibility when done properly. The next time you are in class, look at this seat and ask your instructor if you can try.
Before practicing any asana, it is necessary to know its proper method, otherwise, you will not get the full benefit of the asana.