Uttanasana or Standing Foward Bend

 

The word "ut" in Sanskript means "intense"and the word "tana" means "stretch".

This asana can help those who are prone to anxiety and depression, since it rejuvenates the spinal nerves and brain cells. It relieves mental and physical exhaustion. It also slows down the heartbeat.

ambiguities
  • Bend the knees or don’t bend the knees? (moving into versus in a forward fold)

  • 2/3 from the hips, 1/3 from the spine (SI & PITA)