Try It Now: Yoga
4. Wide-Legged Forward Fold (forward bend)
- a. Stand with feet 3 feet apart, hands on hips.
- Inhale, then exhale and hinge forward from hips until chest is parallel to floor, hands on floor directly under shoulders.
- b. Exhale, then bend elbows and deepen stretch by lowering head toward floor, palms pressing down and upper arms parallel to the floor. Hold for 1 minute.
Make it easier: Support your head on a yoga block.
Tip: Keep your jaw soft and your shoulders pressed away from your ears, even when you're working hard in a pose. When you're relaxed, your muscles will release, which increases flexibility.
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