Pose to learn
Seated Forward Bend
This is a sitting stretch that is suitable for all yoga practitioners. The point of this stretch is to extend your spine and bring your abdomen as close to your chest as possible. Sitting in Staff Position lean forward bringing your abdomen as close to your chest as possible without forcing the hamstrings. To move deeper into the pose use your exhalation breath. Your knees should not be locked. Bending your knees is acceptable and necessary to safely execute this pose. Hold the pose anywhere from 15 – 30 seconds.
Benefits of Seated Forward Bend:
- Invigorates the body and combats fatigue
- Stretches and lengthens the spine and legs