Forward Bends Yoga Asana/Postures:
The forward bends create length and space in the spine, counteracting compression, and their inward nature can promote introspection. Forward bend must be done with care specially if you have tight hamstrings and hips.
Beginners tend to round their back in the forward bends which might be dangerous for your lower back and lumbar spine.
This doesn’t mean that you should avoid forward bends, infact these are the postures that will relieve the tight hamstrings and hips. Just make sure to take care (you can bend your knees a little until your hips are sufficiently open).
Scroll through our Forward Bend Yoga Asana/Posture library for beginner, intermediate and advanced postures, Click on the link or thumbnails to know the details.
This can be quite a tricky posture so there are a few modifications that can be made throughout. Stay standing, just work on building the ...Read More
This yoga posture is usually performed in combination with Marjariasana (cat posture) for a vinyasa (movement) to warm up the spine. If you are combining ...Read More
'Dand' is Sankskrit for staff. Steps for Dandasana 1. Start seated with your feet stretched out infront of you. Reach behind you and pull the ...Read More
Steps: Sit with legs out stretched and the feet together. Bend the left leg and place the sole of your foot on the right inner ...Read More
Krounchasana/Heron Pose is an intense forward bend pose which also comes in the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This can be a difficult pose ...Read More
This is the 1st asana a series of postures dedicated to sage Marichi. This will help in preparation for the other postures. Steps: Inhale bend ...Read More
This is the 2nd posture a series dedicated to sage Marichi. Steps: Inhale bring the right foot into half lotus, bringing the heel as close ...Read More
Naman - Bowing down, Pranam - A respectful greeting Steps: Sit in Vajrasana, Hold your heels. Exhale, slowly bend forward and place the crown of ...Read More
Pada - Legs Prasar - Spread Steps:- Sit in Dandasana Spread your legs as wide as possible. Interlock the fingers behind the back. Raise the ...Read More
Steps: Start with your feet parallel and hip width apart apart. Spread your weight evenly over the feet, and contract your thigh muscles to lift ...Read More
Steps: Start with lying down on your back and spread your arms by the side of the body. Bend your right knee and hold the ...Read More
Steps: Starting with the right foot about 3ft in front of your left, toes pointing to the front edge of your mat. Turn your left ...Read More
This posture is full of benefits, but also not free from risks. Especially people with weak backs, need to listen to their body and modify ...Read More
Prasarita : Wide stance ; Pad: Foot ; Uttan : Intense stretch Prasarita Padottanasana A,B,C,D comes in the Starting sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Prasarita ...Read More
These postures are resting postures for relaxing the whole body. They are used interchangably, and sometimes the names are swapped over which is why I ...Read More
Supta = Reclining, Pawan = wind, Mukt = Release. Steps: Variation 1 Lie down on your back with your hands by the side of the ...Read More
Upavistha - Seated, Kon - angle Steps Sit in Dandasana. Spread your legs about 90 to 120 degrees apart. Place your hands on the floor ...Read More
Steps: Start with feet together and hands by the sides of the body (Samasthiti) Exhale and bend forward from the hips, not the waist (to ...Read More
Steps: Starting either in Samasthiti (equal standing posture), or Urdhva Hastasana (Upward hand posture). Exhale and bend forward from the hips, not the waist (to ...Read More
Vyaghr-Tiger. This is a dynamic pose, Vyaghrasana 1 (on inhale) Vyaghrasana 2 (on exhale) Steps: Start in a tabletop position, (on your hands and knees) ...Read More