Standing Forward Bend, or Uttanasana in Sanskrit, is an excellent way to stretch your calves, hamstrings and spine. It strengthens your thighs and knees as well as keeps your spine flexible. This yoga pose is useful for reducing fatigue, stress and anxiety. It soothes your nerves and calms your mind. Also, Uttanasana relieves tension in the neck, spine, back and activates muscles in your abdomen. Standing Forward Bend encourages you to relieve pressure and think freely, really feeling all of the parts of the body and connecting with any aches and pains that may arise. For a full tutorial and more of the benefits of Standing Forward Bend, simply visit the pose profile here.