Ananda Balasana Posture

The word “ananda” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “happy”, “bala” meaning “baby” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Lie down on your back with your hands beside your body and legs together.
  • Take a deep breath while your exhaling bend your knees get them closer to your chest.
  • Your knees should be wider than your chest and your heels exactly above your knees.
  • Now hold your feet with your hands.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Release your hands, drop your legs on the mat and relax in shavasana.

Benefits:

  • It helps in stretching groins and spine, hamstrings and inner thighs.
  • It helps in calming the brain.
  • It helps in relieving stress.
  • It helps in opening up chest and shoulders.
  • It helps in massaging the abdominal organs.

Contra-Indications:

Knee injury, Neck injury, pregnancy.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert