Bala Tripurasundari, or Bala for short, is a Hindu child goddess. Balasana honors this child spirit. From a kneeling position, the practitioner sits on his heels with the big toes touching and the knees hip-width apart. The body then folds forward, relaxing the spinal column. The arms either rest overhead or alongside the body.
In Buddhist and yogic texts, the pancha bala are:
- Saddha (faith)
- Viriya (energy or effort)
- Sati (mindfulness or attention)
- Samadhi (concentration)
- Panna (wisdom)
Some of the balas may dominate, but balance among the balas is needed for a stable and harmonious life.