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Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose

Angle-Based Images: Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose Video
Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a standing forward bend.
Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Use a deep inhale to engage your navel to your spine and come to a flat back.
Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Up Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Outwardly rotate your thighs. Your neck stays long and in line with the rest of your spine. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths. Outwardly rotate your thighs. Neck stays long, in-line with the rest of your spine. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with back or hamstring maladies.

Benefits

Strengthens the back. Lengthens the hamstrings. Helps alleviate stomach pains.

Modifications

For a deeper variation, keep your fingertips on the ground. For beginners, your hands can come onto either your thighs or calves, or your fingertips can be tented on the ground, whichever height allows for a long spine.

Related Exercises

  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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