The forward bend that is intense and humbling in its simplicity.
Sit on the floor with your weight towards the front of your sit bones or sit on a folded blanket to help keep your spine upright and lower back from rounding. With your legs straight in front of you.
Inhale the arms up over the head and lift and lengthen up through the fingers and crown of the head.
Exhale and hinging at the hips, slowly lower the torso towards the legs. Reach the hands to the toes, feet or ankles.
To deepen the stretch: Press out through the heels, ground the thighs toward the mat and gently draw the toes towards you.
Breathe and hold for 3-8 breaths.
Benefits: Seated forward fold provides a deep stretch for entire back side of body from the heels to the neck. Forward bends calm the nervous system, opens the fascia of the back body and stimulates the reproductive and urinary systems. A great pose to do at the end of the day to help unwind