Easy Pose Forward Bend

Easy pose forward bend stretches the groin and inner thighs and strengthens the back. It is useful in making hips and knees more flexible and stimulating the abdomen, which in turn is conducive to digestion. It soothes the nervous system, thus clearing and calming the mind.

Focus should be on lowering the chest and abdomen rather than forehead. It is more important to ensure that spine is elongated rather than reaching as far as possible.

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Sit on the thick blanket will remove the stiffness from the hips and eases strain on the knees. It also prevents the lower back from rounding. Be cautious with this pose if you suffer from problems in the knees, hips, lower back or spine.

How it is to be done - sitting.

Suitable for - Everybody.

Steps - Actual procedure for that asana.

  1. Begin in easy pose
  2. Press the sitting bones in the floor and point your crown toward the ceiling to elongate the spine
  3. ;Keep your palms on the floor in your front
  4. Spread out your fingers such that the middle fingers point forward
  5. Exhale and bend forward from hips and slide forward along the floor
  6. Your back should be straight as long as possible.

    Then relax the shoulders and head forward
  7. Remain in this pose for 15 to 30 seconds and then inhale while coming back to easy pose
  8. Repeat steps from 1 to 7 with the other leg

Benefits to body parts - Stretches the groin and inner thighs. Strengthens the back. Develops flexibility of the hips and knees. Aids digestion.

Other benefits - Clears and calms the mind. Soothes nervous system.

Precautions - Knees, hips, lower back, spine

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