Yoga is about self-realization, it is a remembrance of who we really are. That higher state of being that we seek is already within us -- all we need to do to is surrender our attachments.
Balasana, or child’s pose, is an act of surrender that can bring this awakening. As you fold your belly over your thighs, you meet your original essence. With your gaze inside, you go back to the innocence and newness of childhood, to a time when your higher self was all there was.
The Hale Pule method for balasana
Balasana from the ground up
Common trouble spots
Arms extended. Make balasana a practice in ahimsa, or kindness, for your body. Keeping your hands on your feet creates a closed circuit of energy that draws you inward. It also invites softness in the shoulder joints and reduces the amount of effort your heart needs to do to pump blood to your extremities.