Our third picture post!
Just a quick recap on commenting protocol. While sharing your own experience of the pose is certainly welcome, offering unsolicited advice and/or body policing is not. Additionally, these photos remain the property of the individuals pictured in them. Please do not reproduce them without the owner’s explicit consent.
Jessie says of her ardha uttanasana, “This pose and Dandasana are both very difficult for me, I think because of tightness in my back (but I’m not totally sure.) This is as far down as I can go at the end of a practice – at the beginning it is even more difficult. They are both poses that I am often embarrassed to struggle with since they look so simple, so I thought I’d let it be known, in case there are other folks out there who find them difficult and feel like everyone else can do it so easily.”
Jessie would be okay with receiving respectful advice on ardha uttanasana, if folks have any.
I’m also going to stipulate that this is what my half forward fold looks like after I am warmed up. I chose to take the pic in this version because it is the version I take most of the time — but not all of the time.
As it turns out, Laura was thinking ahead of me on this one and sent in a couple of different variations: