Yoga Pose May!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

When Tina and Kate tweeted about Yoga Pose May at the end of April, I automatically emailed them both very excitedly asking to take part.  I love to do yoga.  I haven’t been able to go to a class in almost a year, but I love the feeling of relaxation I get after yoga, plus I like to learn new poses and their names.  World, meet pictures of my giant rear.

Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Start by laying on your back with your knees drawn into your chest.  Usually I like to hug my knees and roll side to side for a few moments, this really helps release my upper and lower back.

Inhale and grab the outside of each foot with the corresponding hand (grab left foot with left hand, right with right) and open your knees so they’re on either side of your chest.  Exhale and bring your feet up to be parallel with your knees, and gently push your ankles up so you feel the stretch in your calf.

As you relax into the position allow your thighs to get closer to the ground on either side of your chest.  Lengthen your back, allowing your tailbone to release into the floor, and your neck to extend away from your shoulders.

Hold the pose for 1 minute, and exhale as you release your feet down to the floor.

Notes about this pose:

  • It is one of the more awkward-looking poses to do, but boy does it feel good
  • This pose is great for runners, because it really loosens your hip and bum muscles
  • This pose is good for releasing any… (ahem) wind… you may need to get out, just hold the pose until you feel relief

So there you have my yoga pose for May!  Check out Tina’s or Kate’s list of all the poses, and try some for yourself!

What’s your favourite yoga pose or stretch? Why?


3 Comments to “Yoga Pose May!”

  1. I love this post! Thanks so much participating!

  2. That really does look like that pose would feel good. Although you are right, it does look pretty awkward.

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