Category: Forward Bends

Forward bends have numerous benefits to the body. They create length/space in the spine, stretches hamstrings and inner thigh muscles, strengthens our leg muscles and knees. Practice of these poses relieves mild back pain and counteracts compression from backbends.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasana)

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)

Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)