Balasana(Child Pose) Techniques and its Benefits

Balasana –Child Pose- (bah-LAHS-uh-nuh) — is a very common yoga pose. Balasana is a resting pose in a child asana. It is often used as a resting position after some difficult yoga poses and when you get tired to do yoga practice. The word “Balasana” comes from the Sanskrit words “bala” means “child” and “asana” means “pose”. It is a resting pose that stresses the thighs and also helps to relieve the pain in the back. If this asana we do with full gravitational pull, one thing notice that a great sense of mental, physical and emotional comfort.

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Child Pose Technique

Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips.

Exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs. Move your sacrum across the back of your pelvis and contracted your hip points toward the navel point, so that they settle down onto the inner thighs. Increase your tailbone away from the back of the pelvis while you lift the base of your skull away from the back of your neck.

Place your hands on the floor together with your torso, palms up, and release the front of your shoulders toward the floor and feel how the heaviness of the front shoulders pull the shoulders blades wide across your back.

Balasana is a resting pose. Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. Beginners can also use Balasana to get a taste of a deep forward bend, where the torso rests on the thighs. Stay in the position for 1 to 3 minutes. To come up, first, lengthen the front torso, and then with an inhalation lift from the tailbone as it presses down and into the pelvis.

Benefits of Balasana (Child pose)

  • It will help to release tension.
  • It helps to cure back pain and shoulders.
  • This asana is highly recommended, especially if you have faintness or exhaustion during the day or during your workout.
  • It helps to relieve stress and Fatigue.
  • It helps to massage and flex the internal organs of the body, keeping them active and supple.
  • This asana helps to stretch and lengthen the spine.
  • If this asana is made with support on the head and torso, it relieves pain in the lower back and neck.
  • It increases blood circulation throughout the body.
  • It inspires the right way to breathe and composed the body and mind.
  • Stretches and Strengthens muscle of hips, thighs, and ankles

Tips

Use Child Pose throughout practicing  whenever you want a break between poses or you to get tired in between practicing. Get back to the yoga pose practice when you are feeling normal.

Breathe consciously and fully into the back of your torso. lets Imagine your back is moving toward the maximum, allowing the spine to extend and broaden. With each exhalation, release your front torso a little deeper into the pose.

Cautions

  • You can use pillows under your forehead if it is difficult to place on the floor.
  • Diarrhea
  • Pregnancy
  • Knee injury: Avoid Balasana unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
  •  Always work within your own range of limits. Take doctor advice before practicing yoga.

Mantras , chanting and Prayers in Vinyasa Yoga School India

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Like a yoga and meditation in rishikesh every one is talking about mantras, chanting and prayers . if we are talking about mantras what does it exactly means , why we need mantras , what are the benefits in our daily life , how to do mantras, chanting and prayers and how are you supposed to use it?

What are Mantras , Chanting and Prayers?

The word “mantras” is a combination of two words Man and tra , which means mind, and “tra,” which means passage or motor vehicle. In other words, a mantra is an implement of the mind—a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of inner soul and concentration.

Mantras to be used for the purification of the astral body, leading to the upliftment of mind nad emotions. Chanting tunes the refined vibrations to the cosmic occurrences. Once modified, the practitioner can enjoy a yoga, automatic harmony with the divine, alive in the oceans of bliss.

Mantra yoga neutralizes  agitation and inertia, which allows the practitioner to move into a more pure state of consciousness. Chanting mantras calms the mind, brings focus and is great for controlling the breath. Mantra yoga is highly beneficial to the practitioner as it improves overall health and mental stability.

Although Mantra yoga is generally considered an innovation of Hinduism in the ancient period and after that  it has been adopted and developed by other religions as well. Some of the Religions like Buddhism and Jainism have embraced Mantra yoga as part of their own efforts to reach enlightenment.

 

Why we need mantras?

Chanting is not just about religion and spirituality, rather it’s a combination of sound, breath and rhythm that helps you to channelise your energy. The mantras have both psychological and physiological effects on your body. Here are few ways chanting can improve your mental and physical health.

But How could it improve your Health: It could improve your health in particular areas like

  1. Calms the mind and soul.
  2. Vedic mantras help in balancing the chakras.
  3. Increases concentration and learning power.
  4. Improves immunity ,purify heart and Improves your breathing.
  5. It Helps cure asthma to some extent
  6. Helps to release stress.
  7. Gives your skin a glow.
  8. Improves the working of your nerves.
  9. Helps beat damage caused due to stress.
  10. Strengthens the mind and keeps depression at bay.
  11. Increases radiance.

How to do mantras?

One of the goals of chanting mantras is to feel their refined atmospheres. This sensation can help you effect positive changes and enter a deep state of meditation. Each mantra has different sound and you want to find one that resembles to your meaning.

1.Repeatition of mantras helps you to dissconnect  from out of surrounding and it helps you to focused in your intention this will arise during meditation.

2.When you will start mantra meditation, sit in a cross-legged position with your hips preeminent above your knees with your eyes closed properly. It will help you sit with a straight spine more comfortably, which is the best position for your body to absorb the mantra’s vibrations and focus on your intention.

3.Don’t control on your breath and focus on your Mantras chanting.

4.Chant your chosen mantra. It’s time to chant your chosen mantra! There are no prescribed times or ways to chant your mantra, so do what feels best to you. Even a small amount of mantra chanting can have many benefits to you.

5.Always chant at a silent place where no disturbance because disturbance break your concentration and chanting mantras doesn’t listen to you at the time of chanting.

Some of the famous mantras and their Translation:

Universal Mantra

“Om”

Om, or Aum, is a deeply divine sound, an all-embracing sound of the universe. A single syllable that is the sound of harmony itself, and when we chant it, we invite that harmony within us.

Translation : Om is the original and most powerful mantra. It is the prime sound of the divine in its essential manifestation. In the beginning was the word and the word is om.

A Mantra for Healing

The Mrityunjaya (mrit-yoon-jaya) Mantra is a secret mantra that was only passed along verbally for generations. It is widely known now, as a healing mantra to ward off illness, improve health (mental and physical), and even untimely death.

“Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam

Urvarukam Iva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat”

Simple Translation: I implore you, the Source of the cycle of birth, life and death, to free me from its bondage, make me fearless, and lead me to the absolute truth and bliss.

Peace Mantra

It is meant to be a call (as well as your innersoul) for Shanti, meaning peace in Sanskrit. Peace within, peace without, and peace divine.

“Om Shanti: Shanti: Shanti:”

Translation : Peace peace peace

Gayatri mantra

“Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha, Tat Savitur Vareneyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyoyo Nah Prachodayat”

Translation: The dawning, the day and the dusking, Those most excellent daughters of the sun, the radiant forms coming from the goads, I meditate upon you and reach out to you. This is my offering.

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