Standing Forward Bend

The most important thing to learn when performing a forward bend such as Standing Forward Bend is to hinge at the hips keeping as flat a back as possible.  Practicing like this is the best way to avoid injuring the lower back.

Upward Facing Dog

Upward Facing Dog is a deep back bend that is commonly featured in many Sun Salute sequences.  It is important to practice this posture in such a way that over compression in the lower back is avoided.