Standing Forward Fold With Clasped Elbows
According to LA-based yoga instructor Vinnie Salemno, Standing Forward Folds "decompress the vertebrae in your spine, relax your neck and shoulders, and lengthen and stretch your legs and hamstrings all at the same time. I do them all day long!" It's also a wonderful tension reliever, added CorePower Yoga instructor Alexa Hirschberg.
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
- Take a breath in, and as you exhale, hinge at your hips, folding over your thighs.
- Bend your arms and take hold of opposite elbows.
- Keep your weight pressing forward as you enjoy this stretch for the lower back and hamstrings for five breaths.