Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing forward. Do not lock your knees.
Place your hands on your back, palms at your waist.
Lengthen up through your spine, all the way through the crown of your head.
Keeping your legs straight, bend backward over your hands without arching your neck.
Hold the pose for 1 to 2 seconds.
Return to standing. Repeat 3 to 10 times.
Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy