Sitting quietly, feel what sits there.
Observe the scintillating field of sensation we call the body. Notice sensation’s wordless quality.
It’s sense of simply being humming through the body.
Go within sensation to that subtle presence by which the sensation is known. Feel the sensation within sensation.
Settle into that sense of being, of aliveness vibrating in each cell.
Rest in being. Just sit quietly and know.
Let awareness sink into yourself. Know what knows.
Balasana (Child’s pose), is a restorative pose that is known for its calming, grounding, and relaxing effects. It gently stretches the lower back, hips, and thighs, while calming the mind and relieving stress. Child’s Pose (Balasana) centers on creating a moment of rest where the body can be still. It is a foundational yoga posture that reminds us that inaction can be as valuable as action.
Meaning of the asana
Balasana is composed of two Sanskrit words “bala” which translates as child, and “asana,” which means pose or seat. Thus, it is commonly known “child’s pose.” The name comes from the fact that it is a pose that resembles a child in a resting position. Relaxing and breathing deeply in Balasana can provide a sense of calm and comfort, just like when a child rests in its mother’s arms.
How to do Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips. (For more of a massage along the front of the body, keep your knees closer together.)