Balasana

Bala: Child (bahl-AH-sun-ah)

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RELATED ASANAS

Paschimottanasana - Uttanasana - Virasana

ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT

Key Actions: Knees slightly wider than the practitioner’s chest - Sitting bones to heels - 3rd Eye to ground

Apana: Hips and legs rest into the ground.

Samana: Core draws hips to heels

Prana: Breath expands through the heart space and back of the lungs from the hips.

Vyana: Side waists lengthen.

Udana: Spine lengthens.

COMMON MISALIGNMENTS

-Hips don’t meet heels (place bolster or blanket between hamstrings and calves)
-Hunching the shoulders for upper body support (place bolster under torso)

ASANA NOTES AND BENEFITS

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FOUNDATION ANATOMY


HA/Solar - Contract - Hamstrings, Iliopsoas, Gluteus Minimus

THA/Lunar - Lengthen - Quadriceps (except Rectus Femoris), Adductors, Anterior Deltoids, Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum