Busy Bodies – Energy Boost Pose – Wide legged forward fold
After a day of being desk bound your most common areas of tightness are your hamstrings, lower back, shoulders and neck. You can do this at that 3pm slump or when you are feeling anxious with your workload. It is more than acceptable to slightly bend your knees especially if you are a beginner. Folding deep will relax the groins, massage the spine, stretch the inner thighs, hamstrings and ankles whilst calming the brain. It is often heard the infamous “I cant touch my toes” Yoga is about moving your body appropriately through its range of motion. It does not matter how close to the ground you get what does matter is having firm legs and a stable spine whilst forward folding.
Separate the feet as wide as comfortable, with toes slightly facing in, inhale to the top and exhale fold over the hip crease with hands on the floor or supported. Let the head sink in with gravity as this mild inversion is wonderful for calming.
Lower back injury