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Standing Forward Bend

Standing Forward Bend will feel like all the stress is pouring out of the top of your head:

  • Stand at the top of your mat in Mountain Pose at the front of your mat. Inhale and reach your arms straight above you.
  • As you exhale, engage your abs and fold forward with a straight back. Tuck your chin in toward your chest, relax your shoulders, and extend the crown of the head toward the floor to create a long spine. Shift your weight forward onto your toes, straightening the legs as much as possible. Place your hands on the ground, fingertips lining up with the toes.
  • Hold here for 10 breaths.

Here's a deeper explanation of Standing Forward Bend.

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