Many times Wide Legged Forward Bends are used as a way to lead into challenging postures like Headstands and Crow Poses. Some students attain enough flexibility to go even deeper into the fold by reaching their arms between their legs and pulling their head further behind the legs. Note: Use extreme caution in efforts to go deeper in the posture.
There are also a variety of options for hand placement, including placing them flat on the ground, reaching to grab the ankles, or reaching back through the legs. You may also decide to add a twist to the pose.
Wide Legged Forward Fold Pose offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!
Wide Legged Forward Fold Benefits:
Stretches The Hamstrings
Stretches The Groins
Decompresses The Spine
Helps Relax The Mind & Headaches
Acts As A Mild Inversion
The above Wide Legged Forward Fold is displayed by Yoga|Merge Instructor Paige Rene. You can catch Paige’s Classes on Yoga|Merge – Let’s Make Some Yoga