Like so many of the postures and movements we practice at Detroit Yoga, Ardha Uttanasana is another one that is both simple and effective. Just by holding the weight of the torso and arms parallel to the ground, it strengthens the lower back and hamstrings.
A common error is to round the lower back. Don't do that.
From a standing position, reach the chest forward as you fold half way. Keep the curve in your lower back.
Some modifications are arms at your sides and/or the knees can have some bend in them.
Click here to watch an Ardha Uttanasana video tutorial.
To develop your practice further, come visit us in our brick and mortar yoga school, or in our virtual classes by clicking on the link below.
See you soon.
Jason D Schramm