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Strike a Yoga Pose Happy Baby

This is the Best Hip Stretch Ever

Tight hips and a tight lower back are common complaints among runners and bikers, so here's a relaxing stretch that will stretch both. It's similar to Half Happy Baby, but with this variation, both knees are bent at the same time.

Sanskrit Name: Ananda Balasana
English Translation: Happy Baby Pose
Also Called: Dead Bug
  • Begin lying flat on your back.
  • Bend both knees and hold onto the outside edges of your flexed feet with your hands. Keep your arms on the outsides of your legs.
  • Gently use your upper body strength to equally press both knees to the floor below your armpits. Try not to tense your shoulders or chest, but keep everything relaxed.
  • Stay like this for five deep breaths. To release, let go of your feet and straighten your legs to the floor.
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teacherturtle1 teacherturtle1 6 years
hahaha... um.. i will try it because i had some nasty back spasms last week.. ;)
Spectra Spectra 6 years
My husband looked at this picture and said "Looks like a sex position. You should try that one". MEN! :)
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I love happy baby. It looks a little silly but feels sooo relaxing!
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