In the Ashtanga vinyasa sequence we have 4 wide stance forward bends. This set of asana improves balance, strength and flexibility.
We keep the feet strong by lifting the arches and taking care not to roll onto either the inner or outer edges and the toes are turned slightly in which gives freedom for the tailbone to move. The knees are lifted, but not locked, and the quads engaged allowing the hamstrings to fully lengthen and stretch. The posture also tones the abdomen and can relieve lower back pain. Lengthen from pubic bone to navel and navel to heart and avoid collapsing in on the front side of the body. Open heart! Remember!
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