Preparation for forward bends

Preparation is particularly critical for extended leg forward bends. Stretching the hamstrings or the hips just before doing a seated forward bend (refer to Chapter 11) not only improves the posture but is also safer for your back. Use the hamstring stretch or the double leg stretch for a 30-minute routine. (see Figure 15-4). For a longer routine, use both and/or the rock the baby sequence (see Figure 15-11).

Figure 15-22:

Compensating for back bends is an important part of your Yoga program.

Figure 15-22:

Compensating for back bends is an important part of your Yoga program.

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