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What Are The Benefits Of Forward Fold? (SOLVED!)

This calming effect happens because of your spine, which is like a channel between your brain and the rest of your body 😉 “Forward folds stretch and create space between the vertebrae in the spine, which is the commander of our autonomic nervous system,” says Savanna Stevens, founder of S3 Yoga 😊 “This system directly affects our response to stress, so folds in yoga are really soothing to the nervous system, mind, and body 🙈” Olney says that by folding, you are also increasing circulation and sending a calm signal to the brain. According to Olney, forward folds allow you to quickly move from fight-or flight into a rest-and-digest state. That’s why teachers of yoga often instruct students in forward folds prior to savasana. [1]
After many years of pushing my parents towards yoga, I was shocked when they’re saying that their family had actually been doing some of the postures I demonstrated. “We can even touch our toes!” they bragged. The’s pair standing tall and extended their arms high overhead. They then dived across their legs with an exaggerated scream. Then, with some oomph they extended their arms to reach their feet and then tapped their heels. Having achieved success, they flew all the way back up, hands to the sky, and finished with a dramatic “Ta da!” (last emended 41 days ago by Shardee Springer from Mataram, Indonesia) [2]
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Researchers at yogajournal.com Provide additional information. Starting with the very first yoga class I recall taking, I’ve heard teachers wax poetic about seated forward-bending poses, like Paschimottanasana. They are so helpful for calmening your nervous system and quieting the mind. Meanwhile, my hamstrings would be screaming, my lower back starting to ache, and my mind racing, asking “When will this pose end, and what the heck is this teacher talking about?!” And even though my experience with seated forward bends has changed some over the yearsThey are still very difficult for me as well as many of my students. (We really appreciate Tavares Rosethal of Abomey Calavi Benin for the heads-up). [3]
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Yogaru.ie also describes that sHIFTING YOUR MINDSETUttanasana/Forward Fold is a pose I’m had having had a rocky relationship with. Tight hamstrings are a hallmark of a runner. However, this does not mean that you should be strong. If I’m getting too caught up in my ego, I tend to stretch the back of both my hips. You can avoid injuries by being patient in this pose. Don’t expect to get to the top. You will experience a different Uttanasana/Forward fold in each practise. It may look completely different from what you do for an evening class. Do not be tied to specific poses or destinations. Yoga is about the journey, not perfection. Feeling the sensation of your posture is the best way to feel the benefits. Be present in the moment and be open to your experiences. Frustration and injury can be caused by trying to grasp at the poses. Yehudah putnam, March 15, 2021. [4]
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Denielle Dwyer kripalu.orgAccording to Cristie, alignment is important. Cristie points out that the forward bend is performed when you fold at your hip crease. This will bring the pelvis to the forward. “Think of the way an old-fashion Rolodex flips forward,” she says. Others important alignment Cures are to lengthen your front and fold the jaw, while still keeping the neck and jaw open. Also, engage the quadriceps in order for the stabilized knee muscles. “Engaging the quads also helps the hamstrings to lengthen,” Cristie says, “and the support of the abdominal muscles below the navel allow for greater flexibility in the lumbar spine.” Until you can really feel the articulation of the hips, and the hamstrings are sufficiently open, Cristie says that it’s best to practise forward bends with a slight bend in the knees. Shada from Qingdao in China edited this article 58 days ago. [5]
Sequencewiz.org goes on to explain that after careful reading it becomes clear that when the study talks about “strenuous yoga flexion exercises”, it doesn’t mean just forward bends. The study specifically mentions Paschimottanasana, which is a forward bent pose. However it also lists Bridge pose and Shoulderstand that place the cervical spine in an extreme flexed posture. So the study isn’t really talking about forward bends, but more about extreme spinal flexion. It is absurd to recommend such a move for someone who has osteoporosis of the spine. In addition, another study shows that the negative effects of “strenuous yoga flexion exercises” are neutralized by doing extension poses. Isn’t that how we usually structure our yoga practices? [6]

Article references

  1. https://www.wellandgood.com/forward-fold-benefits/
  2. https://www.yogajournal.com/practice/beginners/standing-forward-bend/
  3. https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/the-truth-about-forward-bends/
  4. https://www.yogaru.ie/pause/uttanasana-forward-fold
  5. https://kripalu.org/resources/benefits-forward-bends
  6. https://sequencewiz.org/2015/03/11/why-do-we-forward-bends-yoga/
Kelly-Anne Kidston

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