Modify Uttanasana if needed to find safe alignment for your body.
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If you experience lower-back pain...
TRY entering the posture with bent knees. But rather than straightening the legs, keep the bend and place your hands several inches in front of your feet, or hold onto your forearms, with your head heavy.