Ardha Uttanasana

Sanskrit: Ardha Uttanasana (Are-dah oot-tan-AHS-ahna)

English Translation: Standing half forward bend (half way lift)

‘Ardha’- Half

‘Ut’- Intense

‘Tan’- To stretch or extend

‘Asana’- Posture

Drishti (gaze): Straight down, removing any creases from the neck so neck is an extension of the spine


Press your palms into your shins and your shins back into your palms. Internally rotate your thighs. Find one long line of energy from your tailbone through the crown of your head. Draw your shoulder blades towards one another then down your back.