Skip Nav
Vegan
You'll Never Eat Another Gummy Bear or Marshmallow Again After Hearing What It's Made From
Healthy Recipes
Celebrate National Margarita Day With Our 144-Calorie Cocktail
Victoria's Secret
This Is How Romee Strijd Stays Runway Ready For NYFW and Beyond

How to Do Standing Forward Bend Pose

Strike a Yoga Pose: Standing Forward Bend

You can't get through a yoga class without doing a Standing Forward Bend. It's perfect for opening the hamstrings, stretching the lower back, and creating a calming effect over your mind.

Sanskrit Name: Uttanasana

English Translation: Standing Forward Bend Pose

  • Begin in Mountain pose at the front of your mat. After you create your intention, center your mind, and concentrate on your breath, inhale and reach your arms straight above you, gazing up toward your thumbs, and keeping your tail bone tucked to protect your lower back from strain.
  • As you exhale, engage your abs and fold forward with a straight back, releasing into a Standing Forward Bend. Tuck your chin in toward your chest, relax your shoulders, and continue lengthening the crown of the head toward the floor to create a long spine. Straighten the legs as much as possible, and shift weight forward into your toes. If it feels right, place your hands on the ground, fingertips lining up with the toes. Hold here for five breaths.
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
vrico2005 vrico2005 9 years
I am going to workout now and this looks perfect for stretching warm up! Thanks!
How to Properly Clean Your Smartphone
How to Do the Leg Surrender Exercise
How to Watch Orionid Meteor Shower
BBG Cardio Workout From Kayla Itsines | Video
Home Improvement Hacks
What to Do After Spilling Liquid on a MacBook Keyboard
Exactly How to Select, Prepare, and Cook Mussels

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds