Shashankasana – Hare Posture & Balasana – Child’s Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Forward Bends, Relaxation Postures, Vajrasana Group | on June 3, 2014

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.




  1. Start in Vajrasana (thunderbolt posture) – kneeling
  2. Relax your torso forward over the thighs. You can bring your knees a little apart if this makes it more comfortable for you.
  3. For Shashankasana (Hare) stretch your arms out infront of you like the ears of a hare
  4. For Balasana (child’s pose) bring the hands back behind the hips in the way that you may see a child or baby sleeping.


  1. Relaxation of the body
  2. 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.


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