After a long work day, we can all use some release in our backs. Especially if you sit at a desk all day!
Forward folds have many benefits, they calm the nervous system, activating the parasympathetic system, our rest and digest function. They also stretch out the hamstrings which is great for releasing the low back – alleviating back pain. To sum it up, they are relaxing and feel amazing!
Start standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), with feet either hip distance apart or touching. Keeping your legs straight, lifting through the kneecaps and quads, hinge forward from your hips, leading with your heart and keeping your back as straight as possible. When you can’t fold any further, bring your hands to your shins, the floor, or wrap them behind your legs. Let your head and neck relax, and move your shoulders away from your ears. Breathe deeply and enjoy!