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uttanasana

[OOT-tan-AHS-anna] 

intense stretch pose; forward fold

uttanasana
  • calming
  • lengthens neck, shoulders, spine & hamstrings
  • promotes circulation to upper torso & head
  • activates inner thighs
PREP POSES:
COUNTER POSES
MODIFICATIONS:
  • Lower back pain? Enter posture with bent knees and place hands several inches in front of feet or grab forearms & allow head to hang heavy
  • Tight hamstrings? Place 1 or 2 blocks several inches in front of feet & below shoulders to press palms upon. Extend heart forward while keeping knees slight bent.
  • Weak inner thighs? place the narrow side of a block between your upper inner thighs. Bend your knees and place your hands alongside your feet. Work towards straightening your legs as you squeeze the block.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION:
  • If you have acute hypertension, glaucoma or spinal conditions (i.e. herniated disc) for all standing forward bends
  • Be mindful of body alignment.
  • Do not arch your upper back and roll your shoulders forward.
  • Do not lock your knees and round your lower back

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