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Forward bends are wonderful for releasing tension in the back, neck and shoulders. When you're sitting for long periods working at a desk or computer, a Seated Forward Bend is a great way to release the stress that builds in your upper body.
Many people shy away from standing forward bends because they can not touch the ground with their hands. If this sounds like you, just concentrate on breathing fully and letting your arms dangle as close to the floor as possible. Or, set up a block so that you can reach it more easily. Remember, yoga is not a competition!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|