Seated Forward Fold is a very challenging pose that deeply stretches your hamstrings and your entire back. This pose can indeed feel “intense,” but it’s important to remember never to force the stretch or push your body too hard. The more you can learn to relax in this pose, the deeper your stretch will be. It can be easy to push your body too far, seeking more intense sensations as signs of progress.
In this quick 6-minute practice, you’ll learn how to use yoga props to make your Forward Fold more interesting and more accessible. With these modifications and adjustments, you’ll find greater flexibility in your legs, which can help you move deeper in other yoga poses.
Give yourself a break and work with your body. You’ll need a bolster, a blanket and a pair of blocks for this short practice.
When you’re ready to begin, breathe deeply and evenly. Turn your thoughts inward and allow resistance to gently fade away.
Are you ready to stretch your hamstrings? Let’s get started: