By| Published: October 12th, 2017
An easy pose suitable for beginners that involves an intense stretch resulting in a relaxed mind, body, and soul
Ardha Uttanasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Ardha’ means half, ‘Ut’ means intense, ‘Tan’ means to stretch, and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. Even though it is an intense stretch, this pose relaxes the body and prepares for intermediate and advanced poses.
Body Parts at Work
Standing Half Forward Bend in its full expression puts the hands and front torso at work.
Soothes and calms the mind.
- Strengthens back and improves posture
- Stimulates abdominal organs and improves digestion
- Improves blood circulation
- Therapeutic for diabetes, asthma, infertility, and symptoms of menopause
To reap the ultimate benefits from this pose, try to incorporate into your daily Yoga routine. However, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner and avoid if you have a neck or back injury.