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  • Writer's pictureChristina V. Mills

Uttanasana | Standing Forward Fold

Uttanasana is an intense forward fold found during every Sun Salutation that stretches the back of the body.


Christina Mills in Uttanasana
Christina Mills in Uttanasana

Etymology


Sanskrit Name: Uttanasana

English Translation: Intense Posture


Ut - Intense

Asana - Posture



Body


Lengthens

Hamstrings

Glutes

Low Back


Engages

Uddiyana Bandha

Low Belly


How to:

  • Begin in Samasthitih with the feet together.

  • On an exhale, fold forward, placing the hands on the shins, on blocks, or if possible, on the floor. Draw in the low belly, engaging uddiyana bandha.

  • Hold for 5-10 breaths.






 

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