Welcome to Yogainmyschool.com. Today we are going to learn how to do a forward bend that helps to energize the body, calm the mind, and improve circulation and flexibility.
Jillian is here to demonstrate. First she is going to reach way up on a big inhale, and exhale she is going to flop all the way down with her knees slightly bent and her arms are going to go up behind. Inhale reach all the way backup. Exhale come down again. Perfect.
Now we are going to get Jillian to turn to her side so that you can see it from a different angle. She is going to do this 10 times in a row in quite quick succession inhaling and exhaling at her own pace.
This is a great exercise. It…
- teaches how to move with the breath
- teaches how to take complete inhales and exhales
- improves flexibility in the back body while being a soft exercises, available to all
- helps to improve brain function - stimulates the proprioceptors through movement
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