Inhale as you draw both knees on either side of your ribs. Flex your feet and stack your ankles over your knees. Thread your hands to the inside of your knees, then to the outside of your feet. Gently grasp the outer edge of the feet and draw your feet towards the ground.
As you hold this position, press through the sacrum (low back), pressing the back towards the mat.
For a nice backrub, gently rock side to side in this position!
If it is difficult to grasp the feet, bend your extended leg and place the sole of your foot on the floor. Then proceed one leg at a time through Happy Baby.
Additionally, you may choose to place a strap over the arch of each foot to allow you to grasp the strap (rather than the foot).
If your neck arches away from the mat or if you feel excessive pulling through your shoulders when reaching towards your feet, place a block, bolster, or rolled blankets under your head to relieve any tension in the neck.