Happy Baby Pose – Ananda Balasana
AH-nahn-dah-BAHL-ahs-ahna

Ananda = Blissful
Bala = Baby

How to do

– Start on your back with your knees drawn in towards your chest.
– Grab hold of your feet with your hands. Ensure your arms are in front of yourshins, and you are holding on to the outside edges of your feet.
– Draw your knees wide and toward your armpits and try to stack ankles above knees.

Benefits

– Opens and stretches the hips
– Stretches the inner groins
– Lengthens and helps to realign the spine
– Calms the mind and relieves stress
– Strengthens the arms and shoulders

Contraindications

– Pregnancy
– Knee or ankle injuries
– Extremely tight hip

– If you can’t easily hold your feet with your hands, try holding each foot with a yoga strap looped around the middle arch or grab thighs and pull into chest

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