Warm up to spring with fun and invigorating Baby Grasshopper Pose! Read on and hop on your mat!
WHAT IS BABY GRASSHOPPER POSE?
Baby Hopper pose isn’t a yoga classic – but may become one day! Plus, it’s fun to do!
It also stretches the legs and hips. The forward fold and slight twist fire up the abdominal muscles, wake the body up and massage the belly area.
This pose is an easier variation of Grasshopper Pose, a twisting arm balance. Grasshopper Pose is a strong hip opener, and requires a little more core strength.
We’ll keep “Mom Grasshopper” Pose for another post. For today, we’ll keep the Baby!
(note: we’re not talking about Salabhasana, Locust Pose, sometimes also called Grasshopper)
HOW TO DO BABY HOPPER POSE?
Start by warming up and stretching the hamstrings and hips. You can do some Sun Salutations and seated postures such as Pascimottanasana (seated forward fold) or Marichyasana C (seated twist), for example.
When you are ready to get your Baby Grasshopper hopping:
1. Sit on the floor, legs stretched out in front of you.
2. Cross your left leg over your right thigh, and place your left foot on the mat just outside the right knee.
3. Turn your torso to the right.
4. Bend your elbows and place the palms of your hands on either side of the left foot.
5. Lean forward towards the floor.
6. Hold your right foot (the foot of the straight leg), with your left hand (the hand closest to the right foot).
7. Keep leaning towards the floor, lift the pelvic floor up into your body, use your abs, lift your hips. And there you go : you are a Baby hopper!
Have a hopping weekend!