Happy Baby Pose for peaceful mind

Happy Baby Pose for peaceful mind

When babies are happy they lie on back and hold both feet in hand and roll while giggling. Performing this pose helps to stress hidden in digestive system and improves digestion. In a If you are looking for a simple and a magical posture that can help your entire body and mind try beginners Ananda balasana or popularly known as happy baby pose. Performing this pose helps to release stress hidden in digestive system and improves digestion. In addition hamstrings get stretched, calves muscles get active, gives awareness to hip joint, opens hip and lower back pain reduces. Even if you are into advanced yoga pose, get into happy baby pose to release stress and to get out of fatigue easily -Healthylife.

 LEVEL :Beginner

Anatomy :Hips, Spine

Pose Type :Hip Opener, Resting, Supine

Sanskrit :Ananda Balasana, (ah-NAHN-dah bah-LAHS-anna)

ananda = bliss, happiness bala = child

BENEFITS

  • Realigns and stretches the spine
  • Gently stretches the groins, hamstrings, and inner thighs
  • Opens the hips
  • Calms the mind

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Pregnancy
  • High blood pressure
  • Knee or back injuries

HOW TO

  1. Lie on your back. Exhale and draw your knees toward your chest. Grasp the outer edges of your feet with your hands.
  2. Widen your knees and draw them toward your armpits. Align your ankles over your knees.
  3. Press your tailbone and shoulders into the ground. Flex your feet and press them into your hands, while pulling your hands toward the floor.
  4. Stay in Happy Baby pose for several breaths. Exhale and release to the ground. Draw your knees to your chest for a counter stretch.

MODIFY OR REPLACE

Alternatives:

Modifications:

  • Hold onto your shins.

SEQUENCING TIPS

Before:

  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle pose)

After:

  • Savasana (Corpse pose)

TEACHING CUES

  • Create resistance between the hands and the feet.
  • Create length in your lower back by pressing the tailbone toward the floor.

VARIATIONS

  • Rock from side to side while in the pose—like a happy baby!
  • Hold onto the inner edges of your feet.

WATCH OUT FOR

  • Lower back lifting off the floor

This article and image published here with prior permission from beyogi.com


Published by: HealthyLife | Posted on: November 12, 2018

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