Yoga Standing Poses for Beginners : Yoga Standing Poses: Standing Forward Bend

Yoga Standing Poses for Beginners : Yoga Standing Poses: Standing Forward Bend


From Mountain Pose, feet hip width apart,
second toes parallel. You can inhale, sweep your arms open to the sky as you exhale fold
forward. Now as you fold forward if you can’t touch the floor, no problem, take a block
and it is like you bring the floor to you. When you take a block you will be able to
straighten your legs completely, even if your hamstrings are tight. If you still can’t reach
the block in the forward bend, then it’s fine to bend your knees as much as you need to
and move your thighs back so you start to create more of a curve in the spine rather
than rounding your back. So you bend your knees and stretch back through your hips and
your thighs to create more of a curve in your back so whatever position you find yourself
in whether you are here or you can be more straight in your forward bends or you can
take your fingertips all the way to the floor, legs stay straight and then begin to make
your legs, again more like the Earth, more steady and stable. You push down into all
four corners of your feet and as you press into the feet you will feel the leg muscles
engage and even draw energy up your legs as the leg muscles draw up you can fold forward
a little bit deeper and push your legs, the bones back down into the floor, take a few
more full breaths,
enjoying the stability and the stretch that you feel and then come back up takes your
hands to your hips, push down into your feet and inhale rise with your heart all the way
back up standing.