Half Forward Fold could be described as a Baby Forward Fold!
Many may not consider Half Forward Fold as a stand alone yoga pose. This pose is most commonly practiced as part of the Sun Salutation sequence when your instructor calls for a flat back. Naturally, this pose is a nice way to prep yourself for a deeper fold and also Downward Facing Dog.
The major benefits of Half Forward Fold Pose include stretching the hamstrings, hips, calves and also the lower back. The pose can also fire up the core and prep you for more intense bends and folds. Half Forward Fold also creates a nice chance to lengthen the spine.
This posture is simple enough that it could be practiced throughout your day as a way of awakening the body, especially if you sit for long periods of time. Just move bewteen a Full Forward Fold and Half Fold with connected breath.
Mountain Pose, and Sun Salutations are the most common prep postures that lead into Half Forward Fold Pose.
Half Forward Fold Pose offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!