In addition to stretching the back,
half seated forward bend offers the following benefits:
- Strengthens and stretches the hip
- Stretches and lengthens the
- Massages the internal organs
- Promotes digestion
- Eases menstrual discomfort
This pose is also therapeutic for those suffering from diabetes, colitis, kidney problems and migraines.
Half seated forward bend can be practiced with an alternate hand position. To do so, the opposite hand grabs the foot of the outstretched leg, while the other arm wraps behind the waist with the palm facing outward.