Baby Pike Stretch

Baby Pike Stretch

Start your day with the Baby Pike Stretch and you’ll feel good knowing it’s done before anyone makes demands on you. Your little guy gets to lay down and look up at you while you stretch your way into the busy day ahead. Improve limited range-of-motion due to tight hamstrings with this gentle stretch. Perform a seated pike stretch to provide relief for low back pain and help with hip tightness.

Instructions:

Find a comfortable position for your toddler in your lap as you sit with your legs out straight, ankles touching. Focus your eyes on your toes and reach for your feet. Resist the temptation to bend your knees because- if you do- you won’t stretch your hamstrings at all, and your little one could get launched off your lap, making for an angry toddler. This stretch should not hurt. If it does, you’re reaching too far, too fast. Go easy, go gentle, go YOU!

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