Standing Forward Bend Pose
Standing Forward Bend helps calm everything down in the back of your body. Dropping your chin in toward your chest releases the space in between your shoulders. You'll be amazed at how the stress melts away:
- From Rotated Side Angle, move through a vinyasa (Four-Limbed Staff to Up Dog to Down Dog).
- Once you're in Downward Facing Dog, either step one foot at a time or hop to the front of your mat. Inhale with a flat back, and gaze slightly forward.
- 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 five breaths.
Source: Laughing River Yoga