Name: – Ananda Balasana
Meaning: – Happy baby pose
The meaning of “Ananda” is happy, blissful, joy e.t.c. and “Bala” means child. Ananda balasana is also known as happy child pose or the dead bug pose, because while attempting this pose your body looks like both nearly. But happy child pose sounds to be more positive, and it is all the more broadly known as the cheerful infant posture. It is known for its intrinsic capacity to quiet the brain and relax the body.
Steps of Ananda Balasana
- Lie down flat on your back.
- Breathe in and raise your both legs up and bring your both knees closer to your chest.
- Grab your feet thumb. Ensure your arms are pulled through the inner parts of your knees as you hold your toes. Delicately open up your hips and broaden your legs to develop the stretch.
- Push your chin into your mid-section (chest) and keep your head touched to the floor.
- Now try to touch your tailbone and the sacrum down to the floor at same time press your heels up and pulling back with your arms.
- Keep your back of the neck and the shoulders down to the floor. Your whole region of the back and the spine ought to be pressed flat on the ground.
- Breathe ordinarily and hold the stance for around 30 seconds or for one minute, it’s depending on your capability.
- Breathe out and discharge your arms and legs; rest on the floor for a few moments after that repeat this for 2 to 3 times.
Benefits of Ananda Balasana: – (Happy child pose)
- It stretches the inner part of the groin, spine, hamstrings and inner thighs.
- It opens up the shoulders and the chest.
- Gives strengths to biceps and arms.
- It releasing all the stress trapped in back.
- It relaxes the sacrum.
- Beneficial for digestive system, coz it gently massage the internal organs of digestive system.
- Balasana (Simple form of child pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog pose)
The Scientific Aspects of Ananda Balasana
The Ananda Balasana utilizes diverse standards of Pranayama and asana to stimulate, stir, and control the energies we have inside ourselves that, if effectively channelized, can have positive advantages.
It additionally elevates the brain, conveying it to a level of higher mindfulness and awareness. It readies the body to go into a reflective state.
Pretty much as the infants play with their feet as they lie on their back and ooze most extreme satisfaction, this stance plans to recover that expression. In each of us, regardless of our age, there exists a “heavenly youngster” that is prepared to be conceived as a motivation – be it inventive vitality or another, distinctive experience. Rehearsing this stance frequently will open up your brain to happiness and purity and make you mindful of the clamoring divine youngster inside you.
Avoid this Pose in case of neck injury, knee injuries; you can use a folded blanket for supporting your head. Keep your spines completely erect during the pose. During periods and pregnant women strictly avoid this Pose.
Do all the yogic activities in under the supervision of an expert person.
You must ensure your spine is absolutely straight while practicing this asana to avoid any kind of injury. Pregnant women and women who are menstruating must avoid practicing this asana. People suffering from high blood pressure and knee injuries should also avoid this asana.