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Seated Wide-Leg Forward Bend Pose

Angle-Based Images: Seated Wide-leg Forward Bend Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Wide-leg Forward Bend Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Wide-leg Forward Bend Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Seated Wide-leg Forward Bend Pose Video
Seated Wide-Leg Forward Bend Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin seated in staff pose.
Seated Wide-Leg Forward Bend Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Move your legs wide apart from each other.
Seated Wide-Leg Forward Bend Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Lift your hips up slightly to scoot them forward if there's space.
Seated Wide-Leg Forward Bend Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Release your hands in front of you to the ground, take a big inhale to lengthen through your spine, and on exhale, start to crawl your hands forward, keeping your spine long.
Seated Wide-Leg Forward Bend Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Come as far forward as your body allows with a long spine, then relax your head down toward the ground or to a block. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with back or hamstring maladies.

Benefits

Lengthens hamstrings, calves and thighs. Gentle hip opener.

Modifications

If you have a tight lower back, sit up on a block or blanket.

Related Exercises

  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Pelvis Exercises
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