Standing Forward Bend • Uttanasana

  • Adi Amar
Step-By-Step:

STEP 1 - Begin in mountain pose and fold forward. Place your hands on your outer shins or to the sides of your feet. Spread your toes and press down through the base of each toe and through the center of the heel. Engage your quads as you internally rotate your thighs.

STEP 2 - Shift your weight forward until your hips stack over your heels. Relax your spine, neck, and head and breathe into your back body. Expand your entire diaphragm with each inhale and relax deeper with each exhale.

Target Area:

Hamstrings, Calves and Back.

Therapeutic Focus:

Stimulates digestion, calms the mind and nervous system, and stretches the back body.

Props & Modifications:

Use blocks under your hands.

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