Extended Child Posture – Utthita Balasana

The Utthita Balasana can be performed by :

  • Stand with your knees apart, bring your big toes together and sit on your heels.
  • Stretch your arms above your head, bend your trunk forward and keep your buttocks on the heels.
  • Stretch everything from hips to armpits and from these to the fingertips.
  • Stretch shoulders out keeping the humerus connected to the scapula, and relaxing the back of your neck.Your forehead rests on the floor.
  • Push your pelvis forward and place your ribs on the thighs. It is ideal to rest between asanas.

Utthita Balasana

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Time

from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

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Benefits

  • Stretches and relaxes the spine, shoulders and arms.
  • Rest the neck and back and relieves pain in these areas.
  • Massage internal organs of the abdomen, kidneys and adrenal glands.
  • It increases blood circulation to the head and reduces pain.
  • Calms the brain and relieves stress and fatigue.
  • It helps to balance and harmonize the energy.
  • Soothes, relaxes and rejuvenates the body in general.

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Contraindications

Do not perform this asana if you have the following injuries or ailments;

  • Diarrhea
  • Pregnancy
  • Neck injury

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