Standing Forward Bend: A Stretch for Rejuvenation!

By HealthSignz | Published: October 10th, 2017

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A powerful stretch with a plethora of benefits! Try Uttanasana and experience the change in your mind, body, and soul!


Uttanasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Ut’ means powerful, ‘Tan’ means to stretch, and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. This powerful stretch energizes and rejuvenates the body that is needed for an individual to live a happy and healthy life.


Body Parts at Work

Standing forward Bend in its full expression puts the hamstrings, calves, hips, thighs, and knees at work.


Psychological Benefits

Relaxes the mind; relieves stress, anxiety, and mild depression; and improves concentration.



  • Stimulates abdominal organs and improves digestion
  • Stimulates liver and kidneys and helps them to function efficiently
  • Therapeutic for headache, symptoms of menopause, asthma, sinusitis, high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, and osteoporosis
  • Energizes the body and reduce fatigue.


To reap the ultimate benefits from this pose try to incorporate into your daily routine. However, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner and avoid if you are pregnant, have a back injury, or recently had an abdominal surgery.

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