Uttanasana for Everyone

This video will help you to do Uttanasana even if you are not flexible. In fact, practicing foreward fold is a great way to become more flexible and strong in the back, the hamstrings and the glutes. Working on flexibility and strength is especially important in preventing injuries and allowing for daily activities, like sitting in a chair, sitting on the floor, getting up from the floor, not falling down, and walking.

I tried to show how it can be done by everyone, but if you are still unable to do this pose with bent knees, please comment on the YouTube video. I will take that as a request for another video showing more modifications to allow you to do it.

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Foreward fold is very restorative, because once again we use gravity to pursue a release of tension along the back of the body. Restorative poses help us to learn how to relax. Knowing how to relax is extremely important. When we are not able to relax we can experience many negative health issues including, anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia.

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Published by Renée Martel

I am a yoga teacher, and an electrician. I write a yoga blog, and I teach yoga classes online. My other blog is called End Lockdowns. In a democracy we accept that people have different opinions, and we allow those opinions to be voiced. My opinion which is that lockdowns are not scientific, and do not create healthy communities. The medical community at one point knew that informed consent was an important value. Currently the medical community has been split and there is a vocal part of it that thinks there are no issues with coercion and force in medicine. The part of the medical community that believes in mandating medical procedures and segregation is currently promoted through social media and other big tech. We are seeing a huge shift in wealth as a result. Poverty does not make people healthier. I do not think using force and coercion in medicine is a health promoting way to function. In the future, this will fail. It is only a matter of when. "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other." Yogacarya Sri T Krishnamacharya 

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