Release the back . . . .

Forward bending is used to release tension and tightness in the back of the body. This movement can be passive or active, the active aspect bringing more tone to the front body musculatures. Many people carry tension around throughout the day. A stressed out demeanor tends to emotionally become lodged into the back in the form of tightness.  Forward bends can be a useful tool in releasing that tightness in the back. In addition to the physical release of tightness, forward bends facilitate a calming effect on the nervous system

Intense Seated Forward Bend
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The posterior chain is an important aspect of the body. A lot of tension is stored in that area: as contributed to by keeping the body erect and attempting to project a facade of well-being. Training the posterior chain helps to undo much of the muscle tightness in the upper and lower body which is caused due to our modern sedentary lifestyles and stronger posterior muscles can reduce your chances of getting injured by strengthening the shoulders, knees and lower back. If you strength train frequently, it’s important to keep your posterior chain both strong and flexible. If you’re experiencing tightness, it could be from an imbalance in training, or you may just need to begin a stretching routine. To promote balance in your muscles, stretch after each strength-training session.

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The incidence of carrying tension around can reek deleterious effect on the physical and mental stability. elf in This results in poor posture, which weakens the posterior chain. The longer we sit in certain positions can cause muscles in the posterior chain to switch offvv. If you have a weak posterior chain, the chance is much greater that at some point in your life you will experience back pain, headaches, or “pinched nerves,” particularly as you age.

This version assists in lengthening the spine

The act of extending the spine (forward bending) engenders physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits. Forward bending releases pressure on the afferent and efferent nerves. This denotes positive effects on the organs and various glands associated with those neurons. Forward bending also facilitates (different) breathing patterns that can enhance CSF flow dynamics. According to ‘yoga theory’, in general, forward bends relax the nervous system, calm the mind, tone the abdomen,

Forward bending is easily accessible. It can be approached passively or actively. Rag Doll Forward Bending is a move that is largely accessible. Pose of the child is biased toward forward bending. Spread Foot Forward Bend is a bit more challenging Seated Head to Knee Pose, Stand Forward Bend and Seated Forward Bend are a bit more challenging. The full expression of these poses requiring that one work toward them in incremental steps.

The back is important. All part are important, actually; yet, the back, from a posture and nervous system standpoint, is very critical. Tightness and constriction in this area can be counter to physiological wellness. Also, constriction in the low back can be problematic for day to day activities. Sitting can exacerbate that low back tightness because the muscles become weak. Stretching to back does not, per se, weaken the muscles: by maintaining some degree of contraction , musculo-tendono-ligamentous tonicity is maintained as the muscle lengthens. Ergo, stretching the muscles can be beneficial to strength maintenance.

Stretch the back . . . . . .

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