In my writing, I have a character who has rushed across a room and dropped to his knees before a person he believes dead. He looks like this from the side:
After realizing that the dead person is not who he thought he was, the character is still full of shock from the experience. He falls back on his toes as his shock slowly subsides, so that he is now in this position:
What word(s) can I use to describe this position? I'm hoping there is a name for it, but if not, a phrase describing it would be welcome.
Thank you for your time, and please pardon my questionable drawing skills.