Beginner Pose Breakdown Videos Alignment: Should You Bend Your Knees in Forward Folds?

Alignment: Should You Bend Your Knees in Forward Folds?


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Suddenly, as you’re completing a glorious Sun Salutation—hinging at your hips and swan-diving your upper body toward your legs—conflicting cues pop into your head. In the Standing Forward Bend, should you keep your legs straight… or micro-bend your knees?  

Your yoga teacher-training instructor always advocated one way, while other teachers insist on another. So, which is it? In the video above, yoga and movement educator Laurel Beversdorf—who leads our upcoming course, Resistance Bands 101—breaks down some common assumptions on alignment.

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