Child's Pose (Balasana)

A Vata-Pacifying Yoga Pose

child's pose

Begin on your hands and knees. Bring the big toes together and separate the knees a little wider than hip distance. On an exhalation, glide your hips back to sit on the heels. Place the forehead on the floor, and rest the arms along side your body. If this is uncomfortable for the knees, place blankets, a bolster, or pillows under your torso.

Vata Focus:

Rest and just be in the pose. Let your breath be expansive and flow freely.


Soothes the body and mind, opens the knees and low back, and massages the abdominal and pelvic organs.