Day 18 of 30 Days Yoga With Matr3Moni Challenge: Wide-Legged Forward Fold Posture

The feeling I get when I do a Wide-Legged Forward Fold posture is nothing less of joyous. It’s something about having your back and legs stretched at the same time while having your head hanging to help stretch your neck, that excites me. This is one of those simply bend down and touch yo toes kind of postures. Well, we’ll at least try🤪

Benefits:

  • Stretches the back and inside of the legs.
  • Opens and deepens the hips
  • Stretches the spine, shoulders and opens the chest.
  • Calms the mind.
  • Eases tension in the upper and lower back.

How to achieve a Wide-Legged Forward Fold:

  1. Step your feet about 3 to 4 feet apart, with your hands on your hips or by your sides
  2. Lift and fold slowly over your legs.
  3. Place your hands flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.
  4. Bring your head toward the floor, holding your elbows for a deeper stretch

Tips:

  • If it hurts your head when you release it towards the mat, you can place blocks under your and release your hands into the blocks
  • Holding your elbows while bringing your head towards the mat adds body weight and increases your back stretch
  • To prevent the overextension of your knees, slightly bend them
  • Distribute your weight evenly onto the soles of your feet

If you’re looking to practice Wide-Legged Forward Fold Posture, other basics postures or you want to go through a longer sequence, check out my YouTube channel. Follow along with the challenge on Instagram. Show how this posture works for you and post your challenge photo. Make sure to use the hashtags #yogawithmatr3moni #yogachallengewithmatr3moni

If you are interested in one-on-one sessions to learn more about your body, gaining flexibility, and creating a healthier lifestyle by adding yoga you can make an appointment with Matr3Moni.

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