Standing Forward Bend Pose (Uttanasana)

Standing Forward Bend Pose is also called Uttanasana, Intense Stretch Pose, Standing Forward Fold Pose, Standing Head to Knees Pose, Standing Forward Bend, and Intense Forward-bending Pose. Uttanasana is the Sanskrit name for this posture; it is a combination of the words "ut," which means "intense," "powerful," or "deliberate," and "tan," which means to "stretch" or "lengthen." The Yoga Pose provides a deep stretch along the backside of the knee and thigh while calming the mind. 
 
Standing Forward Bend Pose

Beginner’s Tips

To protect the lower back, pivot forward from the crease at the front of the hips by moving the pelvis and sacrum together.


NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - Stand on your yoga mat in a mountain pose.
2 - Gently bend your knees and fold your torso over your legs. hanging from the hips and not the lower back.
3 - Your hand may be on the mat in front of you or next to your feet, and try to bring your fingertips to the mat.
4 - Maintain a lengthened chest to your spine. Press your legs towards straightness. Lift the knee cap and swirl your upper and inner thigh back.
5 - Bend your knees without arching your back. Then lengthen your neck and extend the crown of your head towards the mat. Inhale while coming back up.


The Advantages of the Standing Forward Bend Pose

1 - Helps in curing insomnia, osteoporosis, headaches, anxiety and stress.
2 -  It improves hip flexibility.
3 - Helps to relieve neck tension and back stiffness.
4 - Helps to improve body posture.
5 - Keep your spine flexible and strong.

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