Moving with Safety and Awareness in Yoga Forward Bends

Forward bending Yoga poses provide great release and rejuvenation to the back lines of the body. When done correctly, they yield wonderful physical, mental, and emotion benefits. When done incorrectly or with ego, they can produce serious damage including herniated intervertebral discs. Like all Yoga poses, spinal integrity should be one's first priority and then, from this place, inviting this quality outwards into the limbs.

Exploring Modifications in Virabhadrasana A (Warrior 1) Pose

Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1 pose) is a wonderful warming yoga posture that can be enjoyed in most hatha yoga practices when aligned mindfully. Yielding numerous benefits, Warrior 1 poseĀ strengthens the shoulders, arms, thighs, ankles and the muscles of the back; expands the chest, lungs and shoulders; stretches the hip flexors, abdomen, and ankles; develops stamina …