joyful baby pose

Joyful baby pose stretches and heals the low back, lengthens and realigns the spine and strengthens the legs.

Lying on your back, inhale both knees into your chest. Bring the arms through the insides of the knees and hold on to the outside edge of each foot (pinkie toe side) with each hand.

Tuck the chin into the chest with the head on the floor.

Press the sacrum and tailbone down into the floor as you press the heels up and pull back with the arms.

 Press the shoulders and the back of the neck down into the floor, trying to get the back and whole spine flat to the floor.

Relax the legs, feet and hips. Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.

To release: exhale and release the arms and legs to the floor.

Use a yoga strap around both feet and hold on to the ends with each hand.