Forward Bend Pose (Uttanasana) Variation Supported with a Block

Forward Bend Pose stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves, while strengthening the thighs, knees, and abdomen. It can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue, relieving tension in the neck and back.

Placing a block under the hands helps students keep their shoulders from rolling forward, causing poor posture, and keeps the chest open.

Supported Forward Bend Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Come into a Forward Fold, with both hands placed on a block at its highest side. Come into a Forward Fold, with both hands placed on a block at its highest side.

Step 2

Stay here for 3-5 breaths, then release.