These postures are resting postures for relaxing the whole body. They are used interchangably, and sometimes the names are swapped over which is why I have included them on the same page.
- Start in Vajrasana (thunderbolt posture) – kneeling
- Relax your torso forward over the thighs. You can bring your knees a little apart if this makes it more comfortable for you.
- For Shashankasana (Hare) stretch your arms out infront of you like the ears of a hare
- For Balasana (child’s pose) bring the hands back behind the hips in the way that you may see a child or baby sleeping.
- Relaxation of the body
- Calming the mind
As these postures are supposed to be relaxing for the body, if you are finding discomfort or any difficulty in breathing, move to a different position where you can relax.