Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Ardha Uttanasana(Standing Half Forward Bend Pose)

  • This is the half standing half forward bend.
  • Start in Tadasana. From there fold forward completely from the lower back until you can touch your forehead to your legs in Uttanasana.
  • From here rise up half way on an inhale, until your back is flat and parallel to the ground. You can balance on your fingertips here.
  • Then exhale and return to your full forward fold.


  • Back concerns
  • Late pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cardiac Problem


  • Strengthens and stretches the spinal muscles.
  • Lengthens and stretches the hamstrings and opens the posterior of the hips.
  • Stimulates the stomach, intestine, liver, spleen, and kidneys.
  • Helps preventing constipation and menstrual problems. Improves digestion.
  • Enhances blood flow to the head region.

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