Standing Forward Bend
Let all the anxiety holding you back melt away in Standing Forward Bend. When you're in this pose, imagine that all your stressors are rolling off your back and onto the floor. For an even deeper stretch, focus on letting go of any tension in the back of your neck. Your spine and neck muscles will get a huge release.
- From Downward Facing Dog, slowly step forward to the top of your mat, let your feet meet your hands, and grab your big toes.
- On your inhale, gaze forward with a flat back, and as you exhale, engage your abs and fold forward. Tuck your chin in toward your chest, relax your shoulders, and extend the crown of your head toward the floor to create a long spine. Shift your weight forward onto your toes, straightening your legs as much as possible. Place your hands on the ground, fingertips lining up with your toes.
- Hold here for five breaths.