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Wide-Leg Modified Forward Bend Exercise

Wide-Leg Modified Forward Bend

Starting Position Stand tall with back straight, feet wider than the hips, toes turned out, abs engaged and arms at your sides.

Action Keeping the legs straight and the abs engaged, slowly bend forward from the waist until you fingertips reach the floor--ideally, with your back in a flat position. Think about reaching your chin out towards the floor in front of you.

Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds.

Special Instructions Stretch to the point of "mild discomfort," not to the point of pain. Never bounce. Keep your abs in to protect your back. Keep your back straight--don’t round or arch.

Muscles Stretched: Hamstrings

Exercise Categories: Yoga/Stretching