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Wide-Leg Forward Bend

Wide-Leg Forward Bend releases tension at the lower back and stretches the ankles, calves and hamstrings.

SKILL LEVEL

  • Intermediate
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Stretches the ankles, calves, hamstrings and lower back.
  • Releases tension in the neck and shoulders.
  • Can help to alleviate lower back pain.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Step your feet out wide and parallel your feet.
  • Bring your hands to your hips. Inhale, lengthen your spine. Exhale, fold forward from the hips with a flat back.
  • You can bend your knees as much as you need to to reduce the pressure on your lower back.
  • Bring your hands to the mat or cross your arms and hold onto opposite elbows.
  • Stay in the pose for 3-5 breaths.
  • Come up to standing on an exhalation.
MODIFICATION
  • You can bring your hands to blocks if you can’t comfortable reach the mat.
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid this pose if you have a lower back injury.
MASTER THE POSE

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