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Standing half forward bend – ardha uttanasana

The pose is a challenging pose which helps stretch spine and legs. The pose is an essential part of Sun Salutation which helps prepare the body for deeper forward bends. Benefits 

Stretches the hamstring, calves, legs and back.

Stimulates the abdominal organs and improve digestion.

Strengthens the thighs and knees.

A good preparatory pose for deeper forward bend poses

Standing half forward bend – ardha uttanasana

Precautions 

People with back injuries should practice the pose with the hands resting against the wall.

With neck injury, don’t lift your head to gaze forward.

Read standing half forward bend steps, precautions, variations and benefits at yoga tips

Ardha Uttanasana Benefits