Yoga Practice of the Week
Ananda Balasana is a beginner's level pose that stretches the hips, groins, chest and shoulder areas. Along with that, it also lengthens the spine. Practicing this pose releases the tension from the lower back area. Happy Baby also prepares the body for performing other seating poses. Furthermore, this asana is similar to the reclining squat pose and is quite beneficial for people who have trouble performing squats.
Start on your back with your knees drawn in towards your chest.
Grab hold of the pinky toe sides of your feet, with your elbows on the inside of your knees.
Draw your shoulders toward the ground, tone your arms and flex your feet as you pull down on your feet.
Draw your knees wide and toward your armpits and try to stack ankles above knees.
Lengthen your lower back down to the ground.
Stay here for up to one minute, and then release and draw your knees in to your chest.
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