The word Shashankasana has been derived from the Sanskrit word Shashank means ‘moon’. Hence, it is named as Moon pose. On the other hand, shash means hare and ank means lap, therefore, it is called as Hare pose or Rabbit pose. Shashankasana imitates Hare pose or Rabbit pose in the final stage, hence named as hare. Shashankasana or moon pose indicates calmness therefore it is one of the best yoga poses to control anger, tension, anxiety, and stress. Rabbit pose has other benefits too including some precautions.