Basic Yoga Pose Has Many Benefits


The most calming and restorative pose in Yoga is called Child’s Pose or Balasana.  It is a resting pose and looks a little bit like being in a fetal position.  It is wonderful for relieving back, shoulder and neck tightness, exactly where the majority of us carry our day to day stresses and anxiety.  As you sink down into Balasana you immediately feel the relief from any physical or mental ailments you may be holding on to.

During a yoga class, Child’s Pose is used to “take a rest”.  This pose can be helpful for your child during stressful moments or as a restorative pose before bedtime. Child’s Pose stretches the hips, lower back and thighs to bring calm into the central nervous system.

To get into the pose, simply begin on your hands and knees. With knees apart, sit back on your heels and rest your chest between your thighs. Stretch your arms out in front or placed them by your side. Breath slowly and deeply.  Relax.

The Benefits of Child’s Pose:

  • Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest
  • Helps alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Flexes the body’s internal organs
  • It lengthens and stretches the spine
  • It gently stretches the hips, thighs and ankles
  • Normalizes circulation throughout the body
  • It stretches muscles, tendons and ligaments in the knee
  • Calms the mind and body
Childs Pose

Deb Murray, C.O.O. & Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor

Joy Kids Universe offers other ways to help relieve stress, if yoga is not your thing.  Take a look at our digital Joy Break Inspirational Programs for positive people on the go!


Meditate With Your Children

Have Fun Meditating With Your Children

Bonding with your kids usually brings to mind a day at the beach, watching a ball game, or even playing video games together. But, how about step out of the box and meditate? If you’ve found it helpful in your life, why not bring your kids into it as well. Teaching your child to practice meditation can promote positive and happy emotions.


  • Think like a child. Forget the lofty descriptions and explain meditation to your child in his own words. The more you make meditating sound like a fun activity, the better your child will enjoy it. Create meditation techniques without limits to imagining happy and joyful thoughts. Joy Kids Universe believes your child will understand and relate to meditation more on a Casey Rose level.
  • Show your child how it’s done. Sitting comfortably, breathing properly, and other meditation practices are best learned by your child if he sees how you do it. When your child sees how calm and happy you are, he’ll want to imitate what you’re doing more readily.
  • Make it a family routine. When your child associates meditation as a way of bringing you together as a family, she’ll look forward to it as a special time, and a chance to get closer to each other.

Casey Rose and The Joy Bug believe meditation is a great way to for your kids to learn about the right values. It will help them deal with the challenges and stress that they encounter and will face throughout their lives.


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