May 15, 2014
English name: Child pose
Sanskrit name: Bala-asana (ba-lah-sa-na)
1. Sit on your knees with your feet together and your bottom resting on your heels, then separate your knees to the width of your hips with your hands on your thighs.
2. Deeply inhale, and as you swing your arms down to the floor, exhale.
3. Rest your forehead on the floor, and then bring your arms to your feet while keeping your head on the ground. Your hands should be palms up.
4. Breathe, and hold for about 1-2 minutes. Then return to the first position.
5. Repeat. You can hold this stretch for as long as comfortable.
Purpose: Its a relaxing pose that stretches and relaxes the shoulders, neck, back, and thighs. It also helps to relieve fatigue and stress.
Variations: Stretch your arms out forward slightly lifting your bottom off of your heels, and draw the should blades down the back. Without moving your fully stretched out arms, sit your bottom down onto your heels again.
May 14, 2014
1. Become more flexible and stronger
2. Have better balance.
3. Be able to release to tension through mediation.