Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold)

Standing Forward Fold

(OOT-tan-AHS-anna) / ut = “intense” + tan = “to stretch or extend”

  • EXHALE swan dive folding forward.
  • Pivot at the hip joint making your spine long.
  • Place your hands as close to your feet as you can in line with the toes, or just touch your ankles.
  • Chin to shins if you can. Bend the knees if you need to.
  • Gaze towards the navel.