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Yoga Pose-Happy baby pose (Ananda Balasana)- Steps and benefits of Happy baby Pose

What is a Happy Baby pose (Ananda Balasana) and what are the benefits of Happy Baby pose?

steps and benefits of happy baby pose yoga

Ananda Balasana or Happy Baby pose is a great grounding exercise. This pose is also known as the dead-bug pose since the action and final pose results in a position that looks like an inverted bug. This is basically a relaxation pose that is performed for balancing the body and better sleep. It is comparatively an easy pose and is usually performed as a warm up for more intense yoga poses. Happy Baby pose (Ananda Balasana) sequences with lower back muscles, hamstrings, pelvic and hips area.

Benefits of Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Happy Baby pose is a basic and easy warm up yoga pose that relaxes and prepares the body for increased muscle handling. Below are the benefits of happy baby pose.

• Creates a deep muscle stretch on abdominal muscles, groin, hips, calves and chest.

• Opens up the chest, helps in effective improvement in breathing and other respiratory functions.

• Relieves lower back pain if performed on a daily basis.

• Improves the blood flow and heart rate that results in instant relaxation of mind and body.

 

Steps to perform Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Practicing Happy Baby pose opens stiff muscles in the lower back and helps the body to relax. After the benefits of happy baby pose you would like to know about its steps. Here is a step by step detail on how to perform Ananda Balasana perfectly.

a) Lie down on your back in Savasana and stretch your arms and legs out as you take a few deep breaths.

b) Inhale and bring your feet close to your buttocks while lifting the hips, exhale completely.

c) Inhale and raise your feet up and hold your feet with your hands, stretch your arms as much as possible

d) Press your feet with hands towards your chest keeping your elbows close to your inner knees until you feel the stretch in your inner thighs and hips.

e) Make sure your head is on the floor and shoulders are relaxed.

f) Keep your back and lower body touching the floor at all times.

g) Pull the feet as close to the abdominal wall as possible gently.

h) Maintain the posture for a few deep breaths.

i) Slowly release the feet and come back into Savasana pose. Relax.

 

Modifications of Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

• Place a pillow or a blanket under the neck/head to reduce the strain while doing the pose

• If the muscles are feeling too strained, hold the toes with your hand.

• A blanket or a pillow under your lower back also helps in providing support while performing this pose.

 

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