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.
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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