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Standing Half Forward Bend - Ardha Uttanasana

Standing Half Forward Bend - Ardha Uttanasana


Yoga Pose Steps

1 - Start in Uttanasana.

2 - Then press your palms or fingertips into the floor (if that is not available to you, press your hands on your shins or on a block).

3 - Inhale and straighten elbows and lift chest, extending all the way through spine.

4 - Lift the collarbone and sternum away from the floor, reaching the crown of the head forward in opposition to your tailbone behind you.

5 - Draw shoulder blades together and down your spine as you lift slightly from head. Make sure to keep your neck long and inline with your spine so as not to create compression.

6 - Exhale and fold at your hip crease back into Uttanasana.

Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthens the back
  • Improves posture
  • Relieves stiffness in spine
  • Promotes digestion
  • Loosen hips joints and relieves stiffness

Yoga Pose Cautions

  • Not recommended for people with heart, abdominal, spinal or brain surgeries.
  • Use caution if have peptic ulcer or hernia.
  • Avoid if have severe spinal problems or injuries.

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