Had a stressful day?
Feeling amped up?
Is your mind racing or unfocused?
Does your neck or back feel compressed?
Do you need a stretch for tight hamstrings or calves?
Believe it or not, Standing Forward Fold can help with all of these issues.
Any postures that fold forward or open the back of the body are calming and soothing to the nervous system. They fold you into yourself which makes it easier to sense your breathing pattern and helps shift focus from the external to internal. This one in particular stretches the body from the soles of the feet to the head, reversing gravity’s pull on the spine since you are inverted
Sure, this one can be a challenge in the beginning if you are very tight, but as with most things, consistent practice will increase your familiarity and comfort level. Use the following short video to get you started.
For more tips and modifications for this position Standing Forward Fold
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