•• Ardha Uttanasana // Half Forward Bend ••
Funny how our ego often takes over here and we want to come to fingertips (first picture) rather than hands to shins (second picture), even when it doesn’t feel good. Truth is, one is not better than the other. One is not more ‘advanced’ than the other. You might practice both, at different times, depending on how you’re feeling in your back body and your hamstrings.
The aim? To lengthen your spine! So keep a soft bend through your knees if you need here. Imagine elongating your spine all the way from the base to the top of your head. If your lower back pulls and you’re rounding your upper back to reach fingertips to the mat, creat more s p a c e by bringing your hands to your shins, or a block under each hand.
Be curious about your body each and every time you come to the mat ♡