With Grav­ity

Yoga Journal - - ANATOMY -

UT­TANASANA Stand­ing For­ward Bend

From stand­ing, with your feet hip-dis­tance apart, hinge for­ward from your hip joints, keep­ing a long spine. No­tice how mus­cles on the back body, es­pe­cially the ham­strings in the back of your thighs, are con­trol­ling the cre­ation of hip flex­ion, not the hip flex­ors. The ham­strings are work­ing with the force of grav­ity to let you down grad­u­ally.

Hip flex­ion with grav­ity, cre­ated by a length­en­ing con­trac­tion of the hip ex­ten­sors.

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