Utthita Balasana - Extended Child's Pose

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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In Sanskrit Utthita means extended and bala is a child. Extended Child's Pose is different from Child's Pose in that the knees are apart, allowing the rib cage to sink deeper, and the arms are extended forward to help lengthen the spine. This pose stretches the spine, hips, knees and relieves tension in the body.

Pose Position: Sitting
Body Position: Forward Bends
Body Part: Back, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Erector Spinae
Lower Body: Groin, Shins, Feet