2. The Forward Fold/Uttanasana
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While standing tall with feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees slightly and keep your arms at your sides. Take a deep breath then, on the exhale, bend your body forward at the hips, lowering the head to the floor. Continue this fold, with your head, neck, and shoulder relaxed, until your hamstrings have resistance. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Wrap your arms around your head and grab your elbows to pull more weight and add intensity to the stretch. You may slowly rock side to side as well. When ready to release the stretch, bend your knees and roll up slowly to a standing position. Doing this slowly prevents a head rush. Repeat as desired.
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