Pose of the Week: Half Forward Fold

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HALF FORWARD FOLD KNEES BENT (uttanasana prep)

SHAPE PREP
(from mountain)
Bend knees slightly—knees in line with toes.
Fold forward.

SHAPE POSE
Place fingertips on floor in line with but slightly wider than shoulders.
Straighten arms.
Extend spine.
Lift chin, look forward.

SAFETY POSE
Squeeze legs together.
Press fingertips and feet down, back.
Press tailbone down, tone abdomen.

REFINEMENT POSE
Stretch spine.
Lengthen back of skull.