Supta balasana/Lying-down child pose

(Lying-down hare pose)

  • Lay on your back gently embracing your legs towards your chest, with one hand holding the opposite wrist or with fingers interlinked in front of your shins.
  • Move the legs in towards your chest with any waves of natural release that can be felt.

DURATION: Stay for as long as natural release is felt.
FOCUS: Let the breath enter the spine, hips and groins so the old shape of the body in those areas can be felt with the light ‘summer breeze’ awareness.

Quotes

‘When I say “extinguish yourself” or “throw yourself away” or “let yourself fall way” or ‘”kill yourself” this is the same as “live in a bigger way” or “become one with all things”‘

‘Dying the great death the reality of life appears’

— Harada Sekkei Roshi