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standing forward bend
Standing forward bend: Begin standing with your feet hip-distance apart. Contract your thigh muscles and press down into the ground with your feet. As you exhale, bend forward from the hips until you can place your palms flat on the floor. Bend your knees if necessary. Hold the pose, keeping your shoulder blades down and away from your ears, then slowly roll up to a standing position. BENEFITS: Stretches the hamstrings and lower back.

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