Yoga Poses for Upper Body Strength : Yoga Forward Bend for Upper Body Strength

Yoga Poses for Upper Body Strength : Yoga Forward Bend for Upper Body Strength


So moving forward, we’ve come from extended
mountain pose, big, big wingspan, lots of energy through the arms all the way through
the fingertips. We’ve come down already into uttanasana. Then our little variation here
is we’re going to plant the palms on the floor, inhale, flatten the back into a little arch
and a little rise, straightening the arms, pressing with the palms ever-so, ever-so-slightly,
and then as we exhale we’re going to fold deeper into the pose, dropping the crown of
the head toward the floor, inhaling and exhaling. One important thing here is that it’s absolutely
perfectly, 100 % normal and fine to bend the knees if you feel tight. But the thing you
really don’t want to do is rock back onto your heels. You want to have a little bit
of weight in your hands so that when you inhale you get that nice opening through the back
of your legs and your heart is lifting, and as you exhale, folding forward, dropping the
crown of the head toward the floor. Ahhh, nice and relaxed. And when you’re ready we’re
going to jump back.