Leg Cradle Pose
What is Leg Cradle Pose?
Leg cradle pose, or hindolasana in Sanskrit, is a beginner's hip opener. In a seated position with one leg extended, the other leg is bent and cradled in toward the chest. The pose is also called rock the baby or baby cradle pose.
- Sit with the legs extended.
- Exhale and draw the right knee toward the chest.
- Place the right foot inside of the left elbow, and wrap the right arm around the right leg. Clasp the hands.
- Draw the leg toward the chest and gently rock the leg side to side.
- Exhale and release. Change sides.
- Avoid this pose if there is knee or hip injury.
Benefits of Leg Cradle Pose
- Opens the hips
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Calms the mind
- Opens the hamstrings and groin
- Strengthens the inner thigh muscles
- Improves spine and overall flexibility
- Improves posture
Leg Cradle Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Hip Openers, Seated Poses