Doing forward bends on your own aren't nearly as deep and satisfying as doing them with a partner. You can pull on each other to stretch your hamstrings and lower back even further and it feels amazing. Give this one a try. It's called Double Standing Forward Bend.
Keep reading to see how to get into this pose.
- Stand back to back with about six to 12 inches or so between your heels (this space will give room for your bums when you fold forward).
- Both partners bend at the waist and come into a Standing Forward Bend. Reach your hands behind you and grab onto your partner's hands. Depending on your flexibility, you can walk your hands closer, so that you are holding one another's forearms, elbows, or shoulders. If your bums aren't touching, walk your heels closer together.
- Try to keep your legs straight and lengthen through the spine, reaching the top of your head towards the ground. Stay here for five deep breaths, or longer if you love it. When you're both ready to come out, let go of your partner and slowly come to stand.
Fit's Tips: This is a great pose to do after Backpack. Check out the video to see Double Standing Forward Bend in action.