How to Do the Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)
The Happy Baby pose for anyone who wants to strengthen their hips. It wakes the muscles around the hip and creates awareness around the hip joint.
Name in Sanskrit: Ananda Balasana
- The pose targets the inner groins and the back spine. It stretches these two parts of the body.
- It also relieves stress and fatigue and gives a calming sensation to the brain.
The following health issues should take cautions from the exercise:
- Knee injury
- For individuals who have neck injury, simply support the neck with a big folded blanket.
HOW TO PRACTICE THIS ASANA
First, you need a flat surface on which you will lie facing up. Then fold your knees while breathing out deeply.
Now breathe out and hold the sides of your feet with your hands.
This might seem hard, so a strap on each sole would work. Instead of holding the feet, you will hold onto this strap.
Widen the space under your knees larger than your torso. And move your knees towards your armpit.
Place each ankle on the other leg’s knee as if you want the shin to become perpendicular to the floor.
Contract through the heels. Then move your feet into your hands just as you are moving your hands to resist this movement.
How to do Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)
Like it has been suggested above, tie a strap around each foot if you find it difficult to hold the sides of the foot.