Happy Hump-asana Day: Balasana/Child’s Pose

In honor of the week’s ongoing anti-yogalomanic rhetoriccry out against yassholes, and commentary on fame monsters, today’s Hump-asana pose is non-glamorous, non-acrobatic, and accessible to everyone.

Enter the ever so humble and gracious Hump-asana pose of the week: Balasana or Child’s Pose

It’s hard to be ego-driven in child’s pose, so I think we can all use a dose of it as a reminder to reel in our egos and remain humble yogi servants [and not act like yassholes/yogi-dons/yogi-princesses]. Plus, it feels nice, especially if you’re seeking a release in the low back.

Photo Credit: FitSugar

Check out FitSugar’s spin on balasana here.

Feel free to extend your arms out in front of you to make this pose a bit more active – as long as you press down into your hands to lengthen your spine. If you do extend your arms, just be sure to actively relax your shoulders down. I have a tendency to scrunch up my shoulders at any given opportunity, so I prefer to wrap my arms around the backside of my body (as pictured above). If, like many, you experience any knee pain and have discomfort sitting on or near your heels, stick a block [or two!] under your butt.

Go within and enjoy!

Happy Hump-asana Day, fellow yogis! Get your minds out of the gutter – Hump-asana Day, traditionally known as Wednesday or “Hump Day” in lamens/working-folk tongue, is a mid-week yogi treat. Hump-asana Day features a snippet of a pose worth spending some time exploring. And since they’re ALL worth exploring, we’ll never run out of poses for Hump-asana Day – rejoice!

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