Forward Fold Yoga Poses

Learn how to work stiff muscles safely, promote lower-body flexibility, and find correct alignment with forward bend yoga poses.

These postures connect to many flows and vinyasas. They are great for opening your lower back and freeing up tension in that area. Forward Folds stretch your legs and calve muscles. Let's join Meddy to learn some of these fun yoga poses.

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Forward Fold

centerpiece of many flows/vinyasas and Sun Salutations. The Standing Forward Fold Pose connects to Mountain Pose. You will usually land in a forward fold on an exhale from a Half-way Lift Pose. Let your head hang heavy and relax your back muscles. Forward Fold is a great stretch for your hamstrings and your back.

LEARN HOW TO DO A STANDING FORWARD FOLD POSE

Seated Forward Fold

Like it's cousin the Standing Forward Fold, this yoga pose is also a great leg and back stretch. This pose is practice usually once the body is warmed up and loose in the later parts of a yoga class. This pose has many layers, that like an onion can be worked through.

LEARN HOW TO DO A SEATED FORWARD FOLD YOGA POSE
LEARN HOW TO DO A STANDING SPLIT

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Standing Split is an intermediate yoga pose that stretches your legs and hips while providing a challenging balance pose. Standing Splits name in Sanskrit is, "Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana" (OORD-vah prah-suh-REE-tuh EK-uh pahd-AHS-uh-nuh)