Balasana is a resting pose and can be done at the beginning, end or middle of a practice.
There are many variations for this pose to be accessible but the most common will be to take this pose with knees wider than the hips and arms either extended forward (palms up or down) or arms alongside the torso relaxing the shoulders.
- Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles
- Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue
- Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported