Baby grasshopper helps cultivate the strength, openness and balance for full grasshopper pose (also called dragonfly pose). It is an excellent preparation for the full expression of the pose because it twists the body and opens the hips. It can also be practiced as a challenging posture in its own right.
The benefits of baby grasshopper include the following:
- Opens the hips
- Builds strength in the core to lift the hips
- Strengthens the legs, arms and shoulders
- Increases self-esteem
- Builds self-self-confidence and inner-strength
To warm up for this asana, it is helpful to prepare the body with hip openers and twists. It is also important to warm the psoas muscles, hamstrings and IT band.