Find your inner child with the Happy Baby pose! The Happy Baby is a popular pose in most contemporary yoga practices and that makes sense as this happy pose releases stress and calms the mind.
If you are suffering from lower back pain, the Happy Baby will be very therapeutic for you. Besides, this pose has a beautiful tranquilizing effect. So, if you are stressed or tired, come into this pose and try to calm your breath by breathing deeply in and out of the nose.
Start by lying on your back and hug your knees in the chest. Open your knees and grab the soles of the feet or wrap your hands around your ankles, calves or whatever feels good for you. Gently start to spread your feet apart and bring them in line with your knees. Use the weight of your hands to pull the knees softly towards the earth. The more pressure you put in your hands pulling, the more you open your hips. Relax your shoulders and head into the earth. Hold the pose for 2 to 5 minutes. To come out, you simply release the feet and place them back on the floor with the knees bent, before sliding into a short rebound.
- Deep hip-opener
- Releases sacrum and lower back
- Soothes central nervous system
- Meridian lines of the Urinary Bladder, Kidney and Liver are stimulated
- If you pull between your feet with and hands, you stretch your Heart and Lung meridians