Happy Baby

Benefits

  • Stretches the glutes, groin and hamstrings.
  • Relaxes the body and calms the mind.

Therapeutic

  • Can help to alleviate lower back pain.

Skill Level

  • Beginner

Category

  • Hip Opener

Yoga 15 Series

Instructions

  • Lie on your back and hug your knees into your chest.
  • Keep your feet together and bring your knees out wide. Thread your hands through and take hold of the outsides of your feet.
  • Bring your ankles out over your knees, flex your feet and gently pull them down towards you. 
  • If you can't reach your feet, you can hold onto your ankles. 
  • Press your lower back into the mat and rock gently from side to side.
  • Stay in the pose for 5-10 breaths, in and out through your nose. 

Contraindications

  • Avoid this pose if you have a knee or ankle injury.