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Happy Baby

What is Happy Baby Pose?

Happy Baby is a grounding yoga pose that helps release tension in the hip and groin areas. This pose is perfect for beginner yogis and is usually done at the beginning and end of yoga practice for a calming effect.

You may do Happy Baby in these types of classes:

How do you do Happy Baby?

  • Step 1

    Lie down on your back. Exhale and bend your knees into your chest.

  • Step 2

    On an inhale, hold onto the outside of your feet and spread your knees apart, bringing them up toward your armpits.

  • Step 3

    Flex your heels and push your feet into your hands. Make sure your ankles are directly over your knees, keeping shins perpendicular to the floor.

How do you modify Happy Baby?

  • Happy Baby for Beginners

  • Happy Baby for Weak Shoulders

  • Happy Baby for Weak Knees

What are the benefits of Happy Baby?

  • Back Stretch

  • Leg Stretch

  • Flexibility

Expert opinion

I love a good Happy Baby at the end of a sweaty yoga class.

The pose is great to stretch the inner thighs, hips and lower back.

Annika Peick,Power Life Yoga in Kansas

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