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PNF Stretch: Lower Back

Beginner I
(14 Reviews)

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This stretch is exactly the same as a pose called happy baby, or dead bug pose (ananda balasana). In this video, David shows you how to incorporate PNF to increase the flexibility in your lower back and hips.


  • None


  • Hips
  • Flexibility
  • Legs and Feet
  • Lower Back


  • PNF
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April 20, 2021

Oh man my lower back has been getting mad aches and I have been working out after 6 weeks ofhaving a baby almost 5 months ago and I thought man please let this work. I thank you helping me out I feel so much better a big sigh of relief

February 11, 2021

Hi David. This is helpful, thanks. Is there any reason I should not use 'happy baby'? It's more comfortable.

February 1, 2021

This was very helpful. I've found happy baby to be an uncomfortably intense stretch. By the third round of this PNF exercise, however, I felt I could get the soles of my feet closer to horizontal without as much discomfort.

Thanks for mentioning that trembling is OK!

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