Lie down on your stomach with the right leg straight & the left leg slightly bent in front of you. This is done in such a manner that the left knee falls in line with a little below the level of the waist line while the right side of the face rests on the ground.
The left hand is placed on the ground right in front of your face by bending your elbow at the shoulder level, while the right arm is placed behind your body with the palm facing the sky.
Breathe slowly but deeply through the nose & feel the breath in your nose, throat, chest and stomach.
Stay in this position for at least 5-10 minutes in order to get deep relaxation or, if your sleep is distracted at night, you can use this posture to bring back your sleep naturally, within just a few minutes.
As has already been emphasized, Yogis always give a lot of importance to relaxing ones body & mind in order to assure a healthy living.
This Balshayan Asana has been taken from the infant’s natural act of sleeping .When we place our body like this we can get a very restful sleep.
Though you may have heard from quite a vast majority of people that it is very harmful to sleep on the stomach, yet our experience of several decades makes us believe that in order to get deep relaxation or even sound sleep this child sleeping posture can help anyone.
It aids in overcoming stress. It has been found to be very useful in managing the high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and other stress related problems.
Besides all these benefits, Balshayan Asana can be most rewarding for those patients also who suffer from lower back pain or cervical spondylitis because of stress or because of holding a bad posture during day or night.
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