Beginner Yoga Challenge: Seated Forward Bend
Performed by Marin Jayden
Benefits of the Seated Forward Bend: Relieves stress and stimulates the liver, kidneys, ovaries and uterus. It stimulates digestion and helps relieve the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort. It can be very therapeutic for those with stress, high blood pressure and insomnia.
- Start by sitting straight up on your mat, legs straight and together in front of you.
- Extend your spine and start bending your torso toward your legs. It will be easy if you focus on moving your abdomen toward your thighs first.
- When you can’t bend anymore, lower your head and grab your legs.
Modifications: You can better work a specific leg if you bend the opposite leg at the knee and place its foot against your inner left thigh.