The Forward Bending Pose
Stand with the trunk erect and the
hands beside the body.
Slowly bend the head forward, then
the upper trunk and the lower trunk.
The body should bend forward as
though there are no muscles in the back.
Place the fingers underneath the
toes or touch the ground with the palms to the fingertips.
If this is not possible, then
bring the fingertips as near to the ground as possible.
Try to bring the forehead to the
Maintain this position for up to 1
Slowly return to the starting
- Keep the legs straight throughout the
- Do not strain the hamstring muscles at
the back of the legs, or the back muscles by forcing the body to bend too
- On relaxing the back muscles or on the