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How do I perform the happy baby pose in yoga?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
The happy baby pose in yoga gives a final stretch to the hips, hamstrings, and inner thighs.

Lie on your back and hug your knees into your chest. Grab the bottoms of your feet with your hands and draw your knees out and down toward your armpits. The tailbone should be pressing toward the floor, and your head should be relaxed on the mat. Hold for 5-10 breaths and release.

As a modification, push your thighs down instead of holding your feet if your legs feel tight.
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